Friday Cephalopod: Death comes to us all

The Kraken is dead!

But fear not, for he shall rise again on the third day, and lo, the rampaging will be awesome.

(Actually, this is a giant squid washed up on a beach in South Africa, in 2020, so the resurrection is a bit belated. But then, risen gods always seem to be tardy. Be patient, and send money to his prophets while waiting.)


  1. PaulBC says

    Do you suppose it washed up with tentacles splayed like that, or someone arranged them artistically? My first guess would be the latter.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    I recommend the (real) graphic novel “Wormwood 3; Calamari Rising” with artwork by Templesmith.
    Lots of tentacles, explosions and mayhem.
    And we even finally meet Elvis! :-)

  3. Scott Simmons says

    It’s hard to tell how big it is. Photographer should have laid an octopus next to it for scale.

  4. StevoR says

    @ ^ Scott Simmons : Yes or a ruler or had someone next to it.

    Off Topic, : Er, PZ the Infinite Thread seems to be closed for some reaosn? (Full? Time?)