There are many myths about the pirates that arose through the novels and later of the movies. But many do not represent the reality of the pirates, even shown as heroes. Of course our Caribbean Pirates in the bottom of their heart are good, but the real ones in their time not much.
That is why we are going to share with you you some curiosities about the pirates, demitifying some of the most popular myths.
1. Pirates only fought as hard as they had to.
Sure, they preferred to take their prizes without a fight, but when they fought, they were ruthless.
2. Pirates buried their treasure so nobody else could find it.
This probably happened occasionally, but was the exception, not the rule.
3. Pirates made their victims walk the plank.
There’s no evidence this was done much, if at all.
4. Pirates obeyed a code of honor.
There were codes among the crew on most ships, mostly to keep order. But pirates were about as likely to care about their prisoners invoking any sort of code as you would be if an ant you were about to step on were to do so.
5. The most famous pirates were the best ones.
The reason you’ve heard of most well-known pirates is because they were captured and either killed immediately, becoming then as legends.
6. Women were considered too weak to be pirates.
There were famous women pirates and if they dressed like men, it was to protect themselves.
7. Pirates disappeared a long time ago.
There are still pirates around today, particularly in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Worldwide losses from piracy are estimated at between $13 and $16 billion US dollars per year.
Come to know our Caribbean Pirates! All of them are waiting for you!
You already know some real pirate realities, but there’s nothing wrong with talking like a pirate or play as good one.