TV-14 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Kraken comes from Scandinavian rather than Greek myth, and legends of the Trojan War do not include a monster like this or a related curse. The god Poseidon did control a sea monster, though in certain legends he unleashed it against Troy, not the Greeks. There is a sea monster named Scylla who attacked Odysseus during his travels though, but it is left out of this film.
Odysseus makes a deal with Agamemnon that if he thinks up a ploy to penetrate Troy's walls, Agamemnon will never force him to war again. Yet Agamemnon had no power to force Odysseus, himself a king of an independent region of Greece, to war. Odysseus and the other leaders like Achilles had sought to marry Helen, and to prevent war between them all pledged to leave her chosen husband in peace and fight anyone who tried to harm the couple. When Paris abducted Helen, her husband invoked the agreement and went to war.
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