A diplodocus is a huge herbivore dinosaur; perhaps it once in a while crashed into early human habitation.  Could such ancient memories have spawned north European nightmares of monsters stalking the feasting halls at night, and the celebration of heroes who slayed them?

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Source: Simon Winder, Germania (London: Picador, 2011)

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