Monsters of the Deep!

From the ancient mariners who carved sea serpents into the prows of their ships to the modern-day fisherman who hangs a plastic one from his boat, we have always had a fascination with the monsters of the deep. But what is it about these creatures that we find so intriguing? Is it their size? Their power? Their mystery? Or is it something else entirely?

Some of our earliest fear of monsters comes from mythology. The ancient Greeks told stories about creatures like the Kraken, a giant squid that was said to haunt the seas. In more recent history, we have been afraid of sharks and whales because they are large and dangerous animals.

Disclaimer: these are my imaginary depictions of Monsters of the Deep, not photographs of real monsters

Despite our fear of them, the monsters of the deep can teach us a lot about life. For example, they can show us the importance of cooperation and working together. Sharks live in groups called ‘packs’, and they work together to hunt and kill their prey. Whales are also known to be very intelligent animals. They have been known to help humans in distress, and they have even been known to mourn the death of one of their own.

To overcome your fear of the monsters of the deep, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, educating yourself about these animals can help. Learning about their behaviors, habitats and how they interact with humans can help reduce the fear of the unknown. Additionally, you can try confronting your fear by facing it head on. One way to do this is through scuba diving or snorkeling, which can give you a firsthand experience of the ocean and the creatures that inhabit it. It’s important to remember that these animals are a vital part of our planet’s ecosystem and should be treated with respect and understanding.