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Re: NYTimes.com Article: From Many Imaginations, One Fearsome Creature
James R. Cunningham wrote:
Why not? The vikings roamed to areas where crocs were common.
Too right. The Vikings ventured as far as the Byzantine territories and
northern Africa. The bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor was made up of
Norsemen: the Varangian Guard. Incidentally, the word crocodile means "worm
in the pebbles" (Gk kroko = pebble, deilos = worm).
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