2. British Tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour

    "The Broad-bottom Leviathan trying to swamp Billy’s old-Boat, & the little Corsican tottering on the Clouds of Ambition" – three sailors rowing a small ship’s boat or dinghy, (the Billy Pitt) are going through rough water caused by Leviathan, a porpoise-like monster with three heads and a forked tail. The heads spout water at the boat, particularly at Canning. They are (r. to left.) Grenville, who spouts "Opposition Clamour"; Howick (whom Canning had replaced as Foreign Secretary), spouting "Detraction"; and St. Vincent, spouting "Envy".

    hand-coloured etching, Print made by James Gillray / Published in London, 1807  more detailed explanation

    Maritime Monday for January 30, 2012; This is Leviathan

  3. print study drawn by William Blake

    Night VIII, page 3, ‘The Charm that chains us to the World, her Foe’. Illustration to Young’s ‘Night Thoughts’; scaly merman in papal tiara and carrying a crozier riding sea-monster, Leviathan. c.1795-7

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    Maritime Monday for January 30, 2012; This is Leviathan

  4. Destruction of Leviathan” an 1865 engraving by Gustave Doré for Paradise Lost

    Leviathan is a mythical sea creature that appears in the Bible, emblematic of awesome strength. It’s described as the meanest and the biggest creature in the sea and a humbler of the Proud. Leviathan as a dragon who lives over the Sources of the Deep and who will be served up to the righteous at the end of time.

    Maritime Monday for January 30, 2012; This is Leviathan

  5. The Aspidochelone lures hapless mariners to land on its back

    According to the tradition of the Physiologus and medieval bestiaries, the aspidochelone is a fabled sea creature, variously described as a large whale or sea turtle, that is as large as an island. The name aspidochelone appears to be a compound word combining Greek aspis (which means either “asp” or “shield”), and chelone, the turtle.

    It rises to the surface from the depths of the sea, and entices unwitting sailors to make landfall on its huge shell. In the moralistic allegory of the Physiologus and bestiary tradition, the aspidochelone represents Satan, who deceives those whom he seeks to devour.


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  7. Sundance 2012 Review: 'Grabbers' is a Fun Diversion that Ends Up Showing Too Much

    Pegged as Waking Dead meets Tremors, with tentacles, Jon Wright directs the Irish horror comedy Grabbers. Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey in the film that takes to “a sleepy Irish fishing village forced to fend off a blood-sucking sea creature.”

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  9. Ben Newman Art: Available now from the print site!



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    Thrilling Wonder Stories, March, 1941

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    Boris Karloff - Tales of Mystery

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