Thalassophobia and the Horrors of the Deep, Dark Sea


Thalassophobia: The fear of deep bodies of water.

People with this fear are not concerned with water itself. They will happily bathe and drink and dance in the rain. It’s the depth that concerns them. The vast, dark reaches of the sea, the stillness under the surface of pools with no visible floor. They fear that endless expansive abyss, and the things that might be lurking there, sight unseen, just waiting for you to come within reach…

The question is not so much why people fear the ocean, but rather…why wouldn’t you?

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