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oil tanker broke up off Britanny coast; 1.6 million barrels spilled (1978). [Fr. Hist.: Facts (1978), 201, 202]
Utgard giantess, worker of disaster; literally, ‘anguish-boding.’ [Norse Myth.: Leach, 58]
conflagration destroyed most of city (1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 94]
earth-covering flood that destroyed all but Noah’s family and animals in the ark. [O.T.: Genesis 6–8]
the Deluge of Greek legend. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 266]
concerns peaceful village vacated and destroyed during war. [Am. Lit.: “Evangeline” in Magill I, 261–263]
2 Jesuits and 100 others killed in collapse of lecture hall. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
Babylonian legend contains pre-Biblical ac-count of Flood. [Near East. Myth.: EB, IV: 542]
German airship blew up upon mooring in New Jersey (1937). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 43]
Pennsylvania city destroyed by flood (May 31, 1889); 2,200 lives lost. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1427]
British luxury liner sunk by German submarine in World War I. [Br. Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 518]
Roman city buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79). [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 2187]
San Francisco earthquake
indicates disaster is impending. [Eastern Folklore: Jobes, 350]
disaster claiming many lives and most of city (1906). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443–444]
British passenger ship sinks on maiden voyage (1912). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2753]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Dreaming about natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, is not that uncommon. People usually have these dreams at a time of many changes in their lives. Most people have ambivalent feelings about change and some resist even positive changes. Therefore, quick shifts in life style or some type of crisis may bring about dreams of natural disasters. Please look up specific disasters by name.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.