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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).




Tim

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