The cave was populated by albino scorpions, blind salamanders, and other troglodytes.
Origin of troglodyte
- From Latin Trōglodytae a people said to be cave dwellers from Greek Trōglodutai alteration (influenced by trōglē hole) (and -dutai those who enter) of Trōgodutai
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin trÅglodyta (“cave dwelling people"), from Ancient Greek Ï„ÏÏ‰Î³Î»Î¿Î´ÏÏ„Î·Ï‚ (trÅglodutÄ“s, “one who dwells in holes"), from Ï„ÏÏŽÎ³Î»Î· (trÅglÄ“, “hole") + Î´ÏÏ‰ (duÅ, “I get into").