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Vikings In Greenland Ate Seals
2012-11-20 06:26:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About 500 years ago, Greenland's Viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously. Many theories have been proposed to explain the disappearance, from natural disasters and climate change to the inability to adapt. A team of researchers from Aarhus University, the University of Copenhagen, the National Museum of Denmark and the University in Vancouver has dispelled the idea that the Vikings died out due to an...


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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.
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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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