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2008-12-18 06:45:00

ATHENS, December 18 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Athens Christmas festivities commenced on Tuesday December 16, with the lighting of the city's Christmas tree at Syntagma Square at 19:30. The festivities programme had been suspended due to recent tragic events for which the City of Athens took immediate action, placing the highest priority on repairing the damages rapidly and bringing back to its citizens the festive spirit. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081218/332476 )...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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