[PW] references to octopuses in literature?

Jerome superjcm at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 26 18:30:02 PST 2018


Have you considered Kraken references? In modern German, Krake (plural and declined singular: Kraken) means octopus, but can also refer to the legendary kraken.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken


Jerry

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I thought it was a giant squid.... Hmmmmm

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 2:09 PM, Barbara & George Grenier <
grenier at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Isn't there an octopus in Twenty-thousand Leagues under the sea?
>
> Barbara
>
> At 11:04 AM 2/26/2018, you wrote:
>
>> The patron is me, so no rush.
>>
>> I have always been fond of the "Extracts (Supplied by a Sub-Sub
>> Librarian)"  listing references to whales in literature in *Moby Dick*. I
>> wonder if such a list could be compiled for octopuses. I know about
>> Pliny's
>> anecdote about a hungry octopus in *The Natural History* and Hugo's
>> slandering of the octopus in *Toilers of the Sea*.
>>
>> Does anyone know of any other references?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>>
>> Kevin
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