What is Kraken? Michael Flynn's lawyer Sidney Powell threatens to 'release the Kraken' against Dominion vote fraud

In modern terms, the phrase 'release the Kraken' also means to kick someone's a** or to take a dump, is that what Michael Flynn's attorney meant?


                            What is Kraken? Michael Flynn's lawyer Sidney Powell threatens to 'release the Kraken' against Dominion vote fraud
A representative image of Circa 1650 and a Kraken attacking a ship (Getty Images)

Sidney Powell, the attorney for Michael Flynn, the retired United States Army lieutenant general who was the 25th National Security Advisor for the first 22 days of President Donald Trump's administration, said in an interview to Fox News that she has "staggering" statistical evidence and testimony to show how Dominion voting machines altered ballots. This deception stems back to Venezuela, Cuba and China. Then, she said, "I'm going to release the Kraken," a phrase that immediately started to trend on Twitter.

A user uploaded the excerpt of the interview with the following tweet: "Michael Flynn attorney Sidney Powell says she has "staggering" statistical evidence and testimony to show Dominion voting machines altered ballots and this deception stems back to Venezuela, Cuba, and China. She says 'I'm going to release the Kraken.'"



 

What is Kraken?

The Kraken is a legendary cephalopod-like sea monster of gigantic size in Scandinavian folklore. According to the Norse sagas, the Kraken dwells off the coasts of Norway and Greenland and terrorizes nearby sailors. Authors over the years have postulated that the legend may have originated from sightings of giant squids that may grow to 13–15 meters in length. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the Kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works. Throughout the centuries, the Kraken has been a staple part of sailors' superstitions and mythos.

The phrase "release the Kraken" is from the 2010 movie 'Clash of the Titans' where the monster is featured as a weapon of the Olympian Gods. "Release the Kraken" is said by Liam Neeson's Zeus and has since become an Internet meme. The creature has appeared in numerous films like 'Under the Seas', 1981's ' Clash of the Titans', 'The Lego Batman Movie', 'It Came from Beneath the Sea', 'Jack the Giant Killer', 'Atlantis: Milo's Return', 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End', and 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation'

It has also appeared in literature numerous times. For example, in George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire', the sigil of House Greyjoy of Pyke is a golden Kraken. It has also appeared in books like 'Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox', 'The Wishsong of Shannara', 'The Girl in a Swing', among many others. The Kraken from 'The Umbrella Academy' was named so after the sea monster as he has the ability to breathe underwater. 'Kraken' is also a song by Knife Party featured on their 2015 EP, 'Trigger Warning'.

In modern terms, the phrase "release the Kraken" also means to kick someone's a** or to take a dump.