Top 5 Scariest Mythological Monsters From The Seven Seas

Top 5 Scariest Mythological Monsters From The Seven Seas


As humans, we have always been fascinated
with the ocean. It’s unfathombly vast, housing the world’s
biggest creatures, however, it has always been suspected that we haven’t quite found
everything yet, that there may be something lying in the depths of the 90% of waters we
haven’t yet explored. This has been theorized throughout history,
with mythological monsters coming to life on the pages of our favorite novels, and popularized
on the big screen. So today on Top 5 Scary Videos, I’m going
to be counting down our list of the Top 5 Scariest Mythological Monsters From The Seven
Seas. Before we begin though, be sure to stick around
until the end of the video where I’ll be responding to some of your comments. And with that, let’s jump in. 5 Sirens
Hailing from Greek mythology, Sirens were supposed dangerous creatures, who, according
to the legend of Odysseus, the Sirens would lure nearby sailors with their enchanting
music and singing, which would cause them to shipwreck on the rocky coast of the Sirens’
island. The ships would be wrecked and the sailors
aboard would perish, either by drowning or slain by the Sirens themselves. However, what makes these creatures interesting,
is that whatever they did to their captives is unknown, but has been implied throughout
mythology that they ate the unfortunate sailors. Savage. Now, when Odysseus sailed towards the island
housing the Sirens, he ordered his crew to tie him to the mast so that he could hear
the Sirens’ song without being led astray. Smart mans. The crew were also ordered to plug their ears
with beeswax so that they could not hear. In turn, Odysseus’ ship past safely by the
island. Now, these mythological monsters were believed
to combine women and birds in various ways. Often represented as birds with large female
heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. However, throughout history this description
would change, with them now being represented as female figures with the legs of birds,
with or without wings, playing a variety of musical instruments, particularly harps. They have also been depicted as beautiful
women, whose bodies, not just their voices, are seductive. Now, according to Ovid, the Sirens were the
companions of young Persephone. Demeter gave them wings to search for Persephone
when she was abducted by Hades. However, Demeter would curse the Sirens for
failing to intervene in the abduction, and were ultimately fated to live only until the
mortals who heard their songs were able to pass by them. 4 Jormungandr (your-man-gand)
Hailing from Norse mythology, Jormungandr, meaning ‘huge monster’, and also known
as the Midgard world Serpent, is a sea monster and the middle child of the giantess Angrboda
and Loki. Now, according to mythology, Odin took Loki’s
three children by Angrboda — the wolf Fenrir, Hel, and Jormungandr — and tossed the latter
into the great ocean that encircles Midgard. The serpent then grew so large that it was
able to surround the entire earth and grasp its own tail. As a result of this, it received the name
The World Serpent. When this monster releases its tail, Ragnarok
will begin. Frightening stuff. Once the beast releases its tail, the seas
will become violent, as the serpent thrashes its way onto land. Fenrir will set ablaze one half of the world
with fire while Jormungandr sprays poison to fill the skies and seas of the other half. The two will then join the sons of Muspell
into the plain of Vigrid. Here is where the last meeting between the
serpent and Thor is predicted to occur. Thir will become occupied with battling Jormungandr
and will be unable to help others as they fight their own battles. Thor, however, will eventually kill the serpent,
but will fall dead after walking just nine paces, having been poisoned by the serpent’s
deadly venom. Tragic. This dude is not to be messed with. 3 Kraken 
The Kraken is a legendary sea-monster hailing from Norse Mythology, and is a creature of
enormous proportions. Meaning an “unhealthy or twisted animal”,
however the Kraken was borrowed for one of the main antagonist monsters in Ray Harryhausen’s
‘Clash of the Titans’. This creature is often described as a cephalopod
and resembling a giant octopus or squid, The Kraken is said to emerge from the depths of
the ocean and envelop whole ships in the grasp of its tentacles and dragging them beneaths
the murky depths. Now, most will remember this sea monster also
making an appearance in the second installment of The Pirates of the Caribbean, which featured
a more mythologically-accurate depiction of the Kraken, as opposed to the 2010 remake
of Clash of the Titans. Now, it’s true mythological history goes
something like this: after returning from Greenland, an old Norwegian author described
in detail the physical characteristics and feeding behavior of the Kraken, proposing
that there must be just two in all of existence, stemming from the observation that the beasts
have always been sighted in the same parts of Greenland Sea, and that each seemed incapable
of reproduction, as there was seemingly no increase in their numbers. And while that fact may put some minds at
ease, there is no denying the impact The Kraken has had on popular culture, and sailors alike,
with many fearing beneath those murky waters are elongated tentacles, waiting patiently
to feast. 2 Dagon (day-gone)
Dagon is a deity who presides over the Deep Ones, an amphibious humanoid race indigenous
to Earth’s oceans. Now, this bad boy was first introduced in
Lovecraft’s short story, “Dagon”, but is also mentioned extensively through the
mythos. Also referred to as Father Dagon, he is a
Great Old One and the consort of Mother Hydra. Now, Dagon is huge, really huge, and could
potentially reach a height of 50 feet. He is an enormous monster and is worshipped
by a devout cult of humans and Deep Ones, who revere him as their deity. It is rumored that he is immortal, however,
his longevity may be attributable to his fraternization with the Star Spawn who will oftentimes select
specimens from a given species to protect, nurture, and empower for reasons only known
to them. Now, Dagon is aptly described in the short
story, I quote: “with only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing
slid into view above the dark waters. Vastm Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted
like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic
scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds.” — This is not a beast you would want to stumble
across on a dark night. 1 Cthulhu
Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by our favorite writer over here at Top 5
Scary, HP Lovecraft himself, and was first introduced in the short story “The Call
of Cthulhu” which, if you haven’t read it, get on it immediately! Cthulhu is a Great Old One of great power
that lies in a depth-like slumber beneath the Pacific Ocean in his sunken city of R’lyeh
(rill-yeh but hood) and remains a dominant presence in the eldritch dealings on our world. Now, it’s near impossible to describe Cthulhu,
however, the most detailed descriptions come from “The Call of Cthulhu” and are based
on statues of the creature. One of these statues, constructed by an artist
after a series of baleful dreams, is said to have, I quote, “yielded simultaneous
pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque
and scaly body with rudimentary wings.” Horrifying, right? Worse still, this oceanic monster has a loyal
group of followers. It is unknown how large the throng of worshippers
are, but his cult has many cells around the globe, and are noted for chanting horrid phrases
that translate to, I quote, “In his house at R’lyeh (rill-yeh but hood) dead Cthulhu
waits dreaming”. So, what happens when Cthulhu emerges from
his slumber beneath the ocean? Well, the story says that I quote, “the
thing cannot be described, but it is called the green sticky spawns of the stars, with
flabby claws, and an awful squid-head with writhing feelers.” All I can say, folks, is that, if Ctuhlu awakens,
there’s trouble for not just you, but for all of us. You have been warned. Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Were there any scary mythological monsters
that we missed? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below and perhaps we can do a part 2. Before I go though, I just want to respond
to a few comments from one of our last videos, Top 5 Scariest Animated Movies Of All Time
– Part 3. Raven House Mystery said: “In regards to
Dante’s Inferno, Lucy, who would you like to see travel the seven levels to save you?” — Who said I needed saving, I would be the
one dragging people through the seven layers of hell. I’m the villain here. Diogenes The Good said: “Lucy really sounds
a lot like Lucifer. Think about it.” — Please, Lucifer is my father’s name. Mark Frost said: “Lucy what was your degree
in?” –A BA in Film and Television. Westnile21 said: “Lucy is so freaking beautiful. She’s hands down my favorite host. Her eyes are literally hypnotizing.” — Fine. I will marry you. Jeffery Williamson said: “I’m sure Lucy
did get a lot of “D’s” in school…Lmao” — *blank stare* And on that note, if you haven’t already,
be sure to give this video a big thumbs up, subscribe, and turn on notifications so you
never miss another scary vid. And until next time, see ya later.

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42 Comments

  1. This channel needs more horror Video Game topics.
    Books, movies and TV Shows isn't the only horror genres out there.

  2. Lovecraft is my favorite author as well. But Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is my favorite book always will be.

  3. the colors of the sea
    Blind your eyes with trembling mermaids
    And you touch the distant beaches
    With tales of brave Ulysses

    How his naked ears were tortured
    By the sirens sweetly singing
    For the sparkling waves are calling you
    To touch their white laced lips

  4. The pagan god Dagon, also referred to as Dagan, was a fertility deity who eventually morphed into an important Semitic god.
    Dagon was represented by both grain and fish, symbols of fertility and multiplying. Often depicted with the torso of a man and the tail of a fish, he may very well be the first merman, predating even the merfolk (mermaids and mermen) of Greek mythological legends.

  5. Kind of mixes up things. Dagon was some mid eastern deity and Cthulhu is Lovecraftian. Why are we mixing mythology with fictional works? What about Tiamat?

  6. I will be that guy, Sirens and Mermaids are two different beasts You know…

    P.S. Note to self, finish watching video before commenting…

  7. omg. Lucifer was your father too? well I call him Dread Creator since well he never showed up and I almost dread meeting him now. as always, great vid

  8. Hey Velma? What's up with the Velma Dinkly orange turtle neck? You should play her in the next live action Scooby Doo movie

  9. Queen Lucy, thank you for responding to my Dante's Inferno question and for setting the record straight. I'm going to go cower in the corner now.

  10. One scary creature is the Lusca. It's described as a half shark half octopus which dwells and feeds in the blue holes surrounding Florida

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