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intensely dark and gloomy as with perpetual darkness

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The one that filled him with the greatest terror was the panther--the flaming-eyed, devil-faced panther whose grinning jaws gaped wide at him by day, and whose fiery orbs gleamed wickedly out across the water from the Cimmerian blackness of the jungle nights.
Tarzan slept until midnight, then he arose and crept into the Cimmerian blackness of the forest.
Adah's main argument is that when Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian royal scribes referred to contemporary enemies, the Cimmerians and Medes, as Umman-manda they were alluding to The Cuthean Legend of Naram-Sin, an influential literary text first attested in the early second millennium.
the most ancient bone in the geological skeleton that underlies our soil, the true Ar-mor, the sea, the land's end, the accursed region which Anatol France-an enchanter whose works our young friend ought to read-has so well depicted, beneath its eternal fogs, as though it were indeed the land of the Cimmerians in the Odyssey.
The first identifiable groups to populate what is now Ukraine were Cimmerians, Scythians, Sarmatians, and Goths, among other nomadic peoples who arrived throughout the first millennium B.
Like mentions of Hycanian tigers, the Amazons, the Cimmerians, and the wild Thracian Menades, these "fictional-historical creations" (55) incited curiosity and generated emotional responses with a remarkably compressed effect.
Though there are some historical records of these German people under the names of Cimbrians and Cimmerians, (13) Plutarch has conflated the historically attested German Cimbrians with the mythological Cimmerians of the Odyssey, who appear at the start of Book 11:
18) Herodotus seems to agree with their view of the relative insignificance of rape when he says first that he will tell us who was the first Asian to do unjust deeds against the Greeks(19) and then tells us that it cannot have been the invasion of Ionia by the Cimmerians, for that was simply a matter of harpage--here apparently to be understood as plunder.
Cimmerians don't mark where anyone is buried; Laudania has signs only to graves.