Octopus literary fragments

Spydercat

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I am looking for literary book fragments or poems where an octopus had appeared. ¿Can you say me something about it? Thanks for everything. This forum enchants to me.

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PD.My english is not very good, but you can understand what I tried to say in my blog about octopi in http://www.mondopulpo.blogspot.com
 

Brock Fluharty

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I think there is a reference to one in the story "Odysseus". Depending on which version you read, an octopus grabs a wise man who warns the Trojans not to let the wooden horse in the city. Right before he can say it though, Poseidon commands the octopus (in another version, it's a sea serpent) to eat the wise-man. The horse is, of course, filled with Greeks who attack the city from within when everyone gets drunk, and the city is sleeping. They win the Trojan War.
 

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I have been looking superficially the Odyssey but I don’t find the scene that your explain. The only thing that I have found about sea monsters is about Scylla and Charybdis. But thank you very much for your answer.
I will read the Odyssey.
 

Brock Fluharty

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Hmm...well maybe it's not included in the actual Odyssey, but it was in the one in our English textbooks. Also, in the Harry Potter books, there is a giant squid that lives in the lake on the school grounds. The students feed it occasionally.
 

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Loved your blog!!!!.. big shame my spanish is too basic to read the articles.The images are great. particularly love the jeremy forson illustration. I became cephlopod inspired by first seeing a Hokusai wood block print - sparking of a big interest in the octopus in art and popular culture.
 

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