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Synonyms for Orcus

god of the underworld


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It may have referred to the word Hungarian, the Etruscan augur, the morpheme garg as in Gargantua, or the Latin orcus, the realm of the dead.
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists have long been baffled by Orcus Patera, an enigmatic elliptical depression near Mars's equator, in the eastern hemisphere of the planet.
Several other large KBOs have been discovered recently, including Quaoar (2002 LM60) and Orcus (2004 DW).
Apart from a journey to Orcus, in many cases the hero is depicted as having a foothold in two different worlds, this world and an otherworld--not necessarily the Underworld.
Enough has been squandered in mutual destruction, enough already sacrificed to Orcus and the furies and to nourish the eyes of the Turks.
And all then would be relatively well, if only some trouble-making astronomers had not already got a dozen more "candidate planets" on their "watchlist", with more Pluto-like objects and names like Varuna, Vesta, Orcus,Quaor and Sedna.
Shepherd girl Angele-Marie (Isild Le Besco) arrives at the chateau of Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne) and Julien Orcus (Gregoire Colin) to nurse their newborn daughter, Marceline.
The dictionary suggests that the word, perhaps taken from the Latin orcus meaning hell, or Italian Orco, meaning monster, was popularised by Tolkien.