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jjmcgaffey: The movie Clash of the Titans distorts the mythic Greek original somewhat, showing the rock-bound Andromeda being rescued from the Kraken by Perseus. - um, how is that a distortion? I don't remember what happens in Clash of the Titans, but the Greek original has Perseus kill the Kraken (well, a sea monster, anyway) to save Andromeda (and then marries her). How does Cot T differ?

Nornagest: Well, the Kraken is a Scandinavian myth, not a Greek one (and doesn't appear under that name until the medieval era, anyway). But it's probably just a convenient handle for "sea monster" in this context, so there's not much to object to. The basic structure of the story is accurate.