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Flying Dutchman

2023-08-27 Snargl 2 minutes 36 seconds

What is a Flying Dutchman?

Ship in the ocean with a full moon in the background and seagulls flying around it in the air
Ship in the ocean with a lightning bolt in the background and a cloud of smoke in the sky
Giant Flying Dutchmale Flying Dutchman on top of a boat in the ocean with lightning in the background and a ship in the foreground
Ship sailing in the ocean with a full moon in the background
A Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that is said to sail the oceans forever, never reaching any port.

According to some versions of the legend, the captain of the Flying Dutchman, named Vanderdecken or Falkenberg, made a rash vow or a deal with the devil to round the Cape of Good Hope during a storm, and was cursed to sail endlessly as a result.

The legend has inspired many works of art, literature, and music, such as the opera Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner, the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the character of Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Example of the color palette for the image of Flying Dutchman

Picture with primary colors of Dark green, Blue green, Verdigris, Teal green and Light blue
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 7020-B70G
NCS S 2060-R90B
NCS S 4055-B
NCS S 1020-B
RAL Classic
RAL 6007
RAL 5012
RAL 6034
RAL 6016
RAL 9018
RAL Design
RAL 170 20 25
RAL 210 60 40
RAL 210 60 30
RAL 170 40 40
RAL 240 80 15
RAL Effect
RAL 740-6
RAL 720-2
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What does a Flying Dutchman look like?

Flying Dutchman with wings at a table with an open book and a knife in his hand
Flying Dutchman in the ocean with a lightning bolt in the background and a cloud filled sky above it
The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that is said to sail the seas forever, never able to reach port.

The ship's captain made a rash vow to round the Cape of Good Hope during a storm, and was cursed by God or the Devil to sail on until the end of time.

It is often depicted as a large, old-fashioned sailing vessel, sometimes with tattered sails and a glowing aura.

There are different versions of the legend, and the name and origin of the captain vary.

Some sources call him Vanderdecken, Falkenberg, or simply the Dutchman.

And other say he was a pirate, a smuggler, or a merchant of the Dutch East India Company.

Some say he can only be freed from his curse if he finds true love, or if he is hailed by another ship.

The Flying Dutchman is a fascinating example of a maritime myth that reflects the fears and hopes of seafarers in the age of sail.

It also shows how stories can change and evolve over time and across cultures.

The Flying Dutchman remains a popular and mysterious figure in the imagination of many people.

Example of the color palette for the image of Flying Dutchman

Picture with primary colors of Burlywood, Dark tan, Champagne, Phthalo green and Light taupe
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 4020-G90Y
NCS S 8005-B80G
RAL Classic
RAL 1001
RAL 1036
RAL 1014
RAL 6009
RAL 1011
RAL Design
RAL 050 70 30
RAL 075 50 30
RAL 085 90 30
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 050 60 30
RAL Effect
RAL 310-3
RAL 310-M
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