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The Cracken Myth

A myth of the sea monster, the Cracken.

Cracken, who was formerly the monster of the sea released by Poseidon to ruin cities and areas, was given the chance to become a god. Cracken showed many true virtues of being a god when he destroyed the city of Rome, leaving millions dead, and the area under his control. He is the adopted son of Poseidon, and the patron of hurricanes. Whenever Cracken gets angered by other gods, or mortals, he unleashes his power, and casts a hurricane to the area where he wants destruction. Cracken can destroy any area with his hurricanes, and the devastating power is because he is such a favorite of Zeus. Cracken was almost not a god though. Just before Zeus made Cracken a god, Hades, who doesn’t like Cracken, showed Zeus the Loch Ness Monster in Ireland. She was another good candidate to become a god, but in the end Cracken, who was favored by Zeus became the first monster to become a god. In addition to becoming a god, Zeus turned Cracken into human form, and gave him the power to change appearances, like the other gods. Cracken is known the best for his destruction of New Orleans when he summoned hurricane Katrina. He summoned Katrina for one reason only, family issues. Cracken wanted to have Artemis as his wife, but Hades would not allow this to happen, and the two had a large fight over this. The fight became larger when Artemis married Hades for a day, and that is when hurricane Katrina arrived over New Orleans. This terrible issue led to Artemis marrying Cracken in the end, and divorcing Hades, so the hurricane died down and stopped.

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  1. bubby wubbz

    On December 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm


    that is very weird bc im from louisiana…but im not sayin i 100% believe this, but if cracken summoned kartrina…who summoned rita and gustav and ike??

  2. Brian W

    On December 23, 2008 at 6:32 pm


    Well this is just a myth, so it is false. I guess some other formed them if you really want to get into the mythology, then I guess it was the Cracken as well.

  3. DD

    On March 28, 2009 at 9:07 am


    LOL LOCH NESS MONSTER IN IRELAND.
    HAHHAHAHAHAHAH
    was the loch ness monster on holiday?

  4. youpplarestupid

    On April 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm


    LoL You guys are morons!

  5. JR

    On May 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm


    I don’t know where you are getting your information from Joey but you should do the world a favor and rescind this article. As a professor of Greek mythology, I find it insulting that you would combine the Greek gods with the Loch Ness and Katrina. You have wasted your time.

  6. Brian W

    On June 4, 2009 at 7:46 pm


    This is false information as I have stated in an earlier post, it was just a piece of fun writing I conjured for inspiration for my sons english project

  7. jj

    On June 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm


    Tried to hard imo

    I will admit the best part of this was reading the comments, and you somehow managed to own a “professor of Greek mythology”

    Well done I suppose

  8. Honest Ed

    On January 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm


    LOLLLLLL If you believe ANY of this, you are a complete retard. The author obviously made all of this up. The myth of the Loch Ness monster began in midevil times in Ireland. Zeus, Poseidon, and the Cracken were myths traced back over a thousand years ago… The timeline of these myths don’t coinside.. Not to mention that New Orleans didn’t even exist in ancient greek times.

    You just wasted 5 mins of my life for making me read this. I hope you choke on a jelly bean and die.

  9. jp

    On March 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm


    what? that was different.

  10. Mark Burrows

    On March 12, 2010 at 1:59 am


    Even as a superficial jest. Even though it is myth, and therefore there is no preordained rules or copyright to such. Mythology is still something that is well established, studied, and documented. My point being, posting a jest creates false beliefs, students hand in bad papers. Drunks bash each others brains out in pubs because they read it on the internet so therefore it must be true. Nessie in Ireland………….indeed!

  11. davide

    On March 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm


    I think you people are taking this to seriously. You people can trash on this guy all you want but at the end he still has you writing about it on the web. I can say that aliens made Katrina as long as you people come back and read this and leave a comment thats just going to give me another reason to write more.

  12. Katrina

    On April 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm


    LOL SO THATS WHAT HAPPENED HUH?….YEAH OK….MYTHS ARE SO CUTE

  13. George

    On April 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm


    It was quite intersting until you blamed Cracken for Katrina..I mean ancient Greek Gods divorcing and killing people over love???

  14. Perseus

    On April 16, 2010 at 10:42 am


    Loch Ness Monster – Ireland?????????????????? Och aye the noooo!!!

  15. aljo

    On April 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm


    LOL

  16. CDJ

    On May 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm


    LOL, this was so funny. Of course is a joke, just a funny story inspired on Greek mythology, those who can not understand that are idiots (even if you are a professor).

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    On May 24, 2010 at 7:41 am


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  19. Sherry

    On August 1, 2011 at 12:32 am


    My daughter died in Katrina, you insulted my memory of her by writing this!

  20. gabriel

    On September 13, 2011 at 3:18 am


    good is good

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