Raudkembingur- Icelandic myth: a whale like creature who is unmatched in ferocity and desire to destroy ships. It has a red crest on its neck, large jaws with rows of sharp teeth, and a brownish body. It is a very fast swimmer. It will play dead for months, waiting for a foolish ship to come near it. If it fails to catch a ship that it chased, it will die of frustration. It is said that a young callous man was cursed into becoming this red headed whale by elves.