Large Silver Octopus Brooch

Large Silver Octopus Brooch

£8.99

This Large Silver Octopus Brooch has been hand-made by Sue from one of the popular charms that she uses in her range of Steampunk jewellery. It is 5 cm tall by 5.7 cm across and is made from base metal that has been given a silver colour. It costs just £8.99 post free.

Large Silver Octopus Brooch
Large Silver Octopus Brooch

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This large silver octopus brooch has been hand-made by Sue from one of the popular charms that she uses in her range of Steampunk jewellery.

Large Silver Octopus Brooch
Large Silver Octopus Brooch

This large silver octopus brooch is 5 cm tall by 5.7 cm across and is made from base metal that has been given a silver colour.

Interesting Things About The Octopus Family

There are many myths and a few facts about the octopus.

For many cultures, the octopus is a symbol of protection and good luck

There are over 300 species of octopus. The largest species is the Giant Pacific Octopus. It weighs over 400 pounds. It’s average, tip to tip, length is 25 feet.

The smallest octopus is the Octopus Wolfi. This diminutive creature is less than an inch long and it’s found in the western part of the Pacific Ocean.

All octopuses are poisonous, but most of them pose no threat to humans, but the most poisonous octopus is the Australian Blue Ring. Its poison has the ability to kill a human being. .

A female octopus lays thousands of eggs in a den. For the duration of caring for her eggs, she does not eat. The female dies shortly after the eggs hatch.

Octopus blood is blue. This is because it has evolved blood based on copper, unlike humans, whose blood is iron-based. Also, like a chameleon, it has ability to change the colour of its skin. All octopuses are deaf, but they have keen eyesight and three hearts.

The information above is edited from www.keliiskayak.com/octopus-hawaii

Octopus as Sea Monsters (Kraken)

Pen and wash drawing of a colossal octopus by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort, 1801
Pen and wash drawing of a colossal octopus by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort, 1801
The kraken is a legendary sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. Authors over the years have postulated that the legend originated from sightings of giant squids that may grow to 12–15 meters (40–50 feet) in length. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works. It was first described by the Dane Erik Pontoppidan in 1752–3.

From Wikipedia

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