The legendary sea monster was horrifying according to stories it was a huge, many armed, creature could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship’s main mast. A Kraken would attack a ship, wrap their arms around the hull and capsize it. The crew would drown or be eaten. What is amazing about the Kraken stories is that there is evidence that these creatures exist.
The early evidence about Kraken, from Norway in the twelfth century, refer to a creature the size of an island. In 1752, when the Bishop of Bergen et al wrote his The Natural History of Norway he described the Kraken as a “floating island” one and a half miles across. The Bishop of Bergan noted “It seems these are the creature’s arms, and, it is said, if they were to lay hold of the largest man-of-war, they would pull it down to the bottom.” As time past Kraken stories bring the creature down to a smaller, but still monstrous, size. Mythcreatures
Society6 offers some amazing, unique octopus shower curtains from various artists. The great thing about Society6 is that you can also get these images put on throw pillows, blankets, wall art, posters and more.
A grand wooden ship floats upon the calm sea, skull flag flying and scouts in the bird’s nest searching for potential victim ships on the horizon. The pirate ship strikes fear in the hearts of all who see her, and many ships steer clear of them. When people call up an image of a pirate ship, a wooden vessel flying the ominous jolly roger symbol on its flag is the most common. Pirates of the modern day, however, are completely different from their historical predecessors, and ride in speedboats. This old fashioned ship is a symbol of romanticism and adventure on the high seas at its finest.
The rarity of pirate ships for sale is extremely high. While many models like these for sale are common, life size ships are not; the real versions are more commonly in the care of collectors and museums. Pirate ships are charming pieces that inspire the onlooker to dream of swashbuckling journeys in search of great treasure. Children and the young of heart especially find pirate vessels enticing. Many will appreciate these kinds of ships for their outstanding historical accuracy and build. Names for pirate ships for sale vary from the strange to the beautiful to the obscure, and some take names from historical ships long sunk or lost.
While the typical flags of pirate ships for sale are the skull and crossbones of the jolly roger, many fly differing flags. With their starched three sails, the ships usually chosen by these salty pirates were some form of schooner. Pirate ships of the schooner type are fast, agile, and usually crafted from hard, treated types of wood. Schooners were utilized for supply carrying as well as battles by both the navy and scoundrels. Until the conception of the steam engine, schooners were, without a doubt, occupying the seas in great number. With their immense speed, steam engine powered boats soon overtook the schooner as the favorite vessel of pirates.
Pirates were given little choice but to have their ships repaired in port towns with less of a military presence, and could rarely pay the cost of repair. This made the state of pirate ships usually in some sort of disrepair, and long term damage to the hull or other parts was unmistakable and often the only indicator a ship belonged to pirates if the flag was down. While most pirate vessels for sale, especially models, do not keep or recreate these injuries, the buyer should keep in mind that authentic ones were prone to have dents and other blemishes. A particular area of interest on a pirate ship is the crow’s nest. Squalls, approaching ships, and changes in weather could all be accurately observed from the wooden crow’s nest by the lookout. Pirate boats for sale are well built and full of charm.
In addition to the octopus, you might also want to consider the Kraken. The Kraken is known as the monster of the sea and many have questioned whether it is an octopus or a squid (it’s a squid).
But many of the pictures showing a Kraken attack show an octopus attacking the ship. There are Kraken shower curtains further down the page if that is what you are looking for.
Octopus Fabric Shower Curtains for the Bathroom
Society6 Octopus Shower Curtains
Society6 has some incredible artists who have created very unique octopus designs for shower curtains. The imagination that some of these folks have is amazing. I would highly recommend that you have a look through their designs (here is the link to the octopus shower curtains).
Below are some examples, but here are soooo many different styles that I just can show them all here.
They have pages and pages of octopus shower curtains. All of their shower curtains are 100% polyester and can be machine washed. Simply pull it out of the washing machine and hang back up to dry. Check them out.
Thomas Paul Octopus Shower Curtain
One of the most popular octopus shower curtains is this blue one below from Thomas Paul.
Sea Lantern Night LightIf you are the type of person who puts a night light in the bathroom for your children or for your guests (in case they get up in the night and they are not familiar with your home), then this is a fabulous night light to put in your bathroom with your octopus decor. It is a sea lantern. It gives off a nice soft light – not too bright and plugs in to any standard outlet. A standard 5 watt bulb is included with the unit.
The shower curtain shown above is one of the most popular squid (or kraken)shower curtains on the market. You may or may not know that there is discussion if the Kraken is really a squid or an octopus (it’s a squid).
So I added this guy in for your entertainment and amusement :)
What you will find with the cheap shower curtains is that the images and colors are not as sharp as the more expensive shower curtains. In reading the different reviews, most of the complaints with the cheap shower curtains is that the picture is either blurry or pixilated. From a distance the picture looks fine but up close it’s not so good.
If you just want the “vibe” in the room, then go for the cheaper shower curtains, but if you want good colors and an awesome image then you will need to spend more on the shower curtain.