Devil Monkey, Jersey Devil, & the Kraken…

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This particular blog post is more or less a promo for another blogspot blog of mine, that features myths, legends, and folklore – along with other interesting, bizarre, and uncertain topics.  However, the “myth blog” I’m speaking about,  is currently on hold like a few of my other blogs – due to me trying to figure out which domains work better for certain subjects and whatnot – when it comes to search results, SEO, and/or Internet traffic.

Okay, that’s enough chatter about why I’m doing a quick promotional combo post to promote another blog of mine, so lets get on with the featured attractions of mythical madness……

Have you ever heard of a “Devil Monkey” or perhaps a “Jersey Devil” or maybe even the wicked sea monster known as the “Kraken”???

First of all, lets start with a quick depiction of the fierce Devil Monkey:

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WHAT’S A DEVIL MONKEY??? 

Per Animal Planet via the Discovery Channel:  “The United States and Canada aren’t home to any modern-day primates, which makes the appearance of a giant monkey-like creature in rural areas even more bizarre to those who’ve seen it. Dubbed the devil monkey, this primate-looking beast reportedly has pointed ears, a baboon- or dog-like snout, a bushy tail and only three toes on each of its narrow feet. Ranging in height between 3 and 8 feet (0.9 and 2.4 meters) tall, this strange monkey gets around on all fours and travels by jumping. Devil monkeys are supposed to be aggressive, especially toward dogs and humans, and by most accounts, they are carnivorous and feed on livestock. This fearsome monkey makes a wide range of evil-sounding noises, including hoots, whistles and screams.”

For the image credit, a video link, and additional reading about the Devil Monkey, go here:  http://animal.discovery.com/tv/lost-tapes/meet-the-creatures/devil-monkey.html

WHAT IN THE HELL IS A JERSEY DEVIL???

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THE LEGEND OF THE JERSEY DEVIL per Animal Planet via the Discovery Channel: “The legend of the Jersey Devil dates back to 1735. One of New Jersey’s earliest residents, “Mother” Leeds, was wife to a drunkard who did little to help care for their 12 children. When she discovered she was pregnant with a 13th, she screamed “Let this one be the Devil!” The child was born on a stormy night. Seemingly normal at first, the baby transformed into a hideous, growling creature with hoofed feet, clawed hands, glowing red eyes, bat-like wings and a forked tail. The devilish abomination slaughtered its mother and father, several of the midwives and many of its siblings. It then flew up the chimney and escaped to the Pine Barrens.”

For the image credit, additional reading, and a video link about the Jersey Devil, go here:  http://animal.discovery.com/tv/lost-tapes/jersey-devil/

What in the mythical kingdom of malign beings and oceanic mayhem, is the “Kraken” about?

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Kraken are legendary sea monsters of massive size, said to have existed off the coasts of Iceland and Norway.  The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to these mighty beasts of the deep sea, have made them common ocean-dwelling monsters in various fictional works.

The legend may have originated from sightings of actual giant squid (who knows?) that are variously estimated to grow 40 to 50 feet in length – including the tentacles.  These deadly creatures normally live at great depths, but have been sighted at the surface and have reportedly attacked ships, and so on…

To read more about the “Kraken,” visit:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken

Okay, although this post was mainly a bunch of copy & paste material with a few edits and resource links, it is a good example of the interesting subjects you’ll find within the Myths, Legends, & Folklore genre.  To read more about this type of stuff, as well as having original content and commentary (unlike this post), visit the blogspot blog:  “Myths, Legends, & Folklore,” and feel free to leave comments on anything that tickles your fantastic fancy.  There is currently 50+ posts on that myth-related blog…  Cheers!

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