Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

An old secret order of female bandits and smugglers that is revived by the title character (Maud Adams) in Octopussy. The sign of the cult is a blue-ringed octopus tattoo; Magda (Kristina Wayborn) has one of them on her buttocks, and Octopussy’s barge flies the symbol on its pennant. The blue-ringed octopus, of the genus Hapalochlaena, produces a venom that is usually fatal in seconds.


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