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2009-04-10 16:23:41

Police in the Gothenburg archipelago on Sweden's west coast hope that this year's Easter bonfire competition will be a peaceful one. Last year was calm. No reports were made related to the spruce wars, Bjorn Lansten, a Gothenburg police spokesman, told The Local. The truce in the spruce wars was no accident. A couple of years ago, police stepped up patrols in the northern archipelago during the days leading up to Easter to prevent the competition for fuel from turning violent. Ingela Olsson,...


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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