sea serpent


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sea serpent

n.
A large snakelike marine animal often reported by mariners since antiquity but never positively identified.

sea serpent

n
(European Myth & Legend) a huge legendary creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon

sea′ ser`pent


n.
1. an enormous, imaginary, snakelike or dragonlike marine animal.
2. (caps.) the constellation Hydra.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea serpent - huge creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragonsea serpent - huge creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon
legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
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It is not the first time this species, mostly unchanged from 80 million years ago, has been spotted, but its appearance is rare enough to make headlines now (it was once upon a time responsible for sea serpent legends too, perhaps).
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In this paper I will examine Tolkien's treatment of dragons in his writings for children (excluding the Hobbit), starting briefly with his "Lecture on Dragons" (which will be contrasted with Tolkien's Beowulf essay) and then going on to discuss the treatment of the Sea Serpent and the White Dragon in Roverandom, and of Chrysophylax in Farmer Giles of Ham.
Freberg voiced Cecil, the seasick sea serpent, for the KTLA kids show, "Time for Beany.
He is the giant dragon sea serpent who sought to challenge the man who wanted to banish him, and his fellow snakes, from the homeland.
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But the celestial Sea Serpent is more famed for its size than its sights.
The story borrows freely from the mythical Greek tales of Oedipus Rex and Perseus and the Gorgon, as characters as diverse as kings and simple fishermen are juxtaposed with such fantasy staples as a mammoth sea serpent, royal ghosts, and hideous trolls who were once beautiful princesses.
Many commonly report seeing a multi–humped sea serpent, while others describe what they think looks like a plesiosaur, a longnecked creature from the early Jurassic period.