Recently I have ventured into the adventures of Alexia Tarabotti and I came upon the steampunk classic symbol - Octopus. The Order of the Brass Octopus has it as their mark. I remember a Giant Squid in Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Other steampunk novels have incorporated the octopus in few ways.
Why has an octopus made it to be a staple symbol of steampunk? What is it about the octopus that is "steampunkish"?
I have already read some posts on the Steampunk Empire site but I'm not seeing the answers explaining the subject in depth.
I don't quiet understand why Atem Su Alset's post explains why "octopus is the animal that embodies the Steampunk spirit perfectly".