These are the Arimaspi, literally one-eyed, who are said to, interestingly, steal gold from "griffins" and are associated with wild "goat-footed" Hyperboreans
who march to the sea.
Among scholars of Classics the study of utopian themes in the Greco-Roman world tends to focus on those ideal states imagined by philosophers like Plato or Zeno, utopian novellas such as those of Iambulus and Euhemerus; those near-utopias of the legendary past imaged by Plutarch and Dio of Prusa, the primitive or mythical paradise appearing in Hesiod's Golden Age and among Homer's Ethiopians and Pindar's Hyperboreans
, plus the comic utopias of Aristophanes and other satirists.
The conventional boundaries of mortal achievement include the Hyperboreans
Collected here are excerpts from works describing the Elysian Fields, the Isles of the Blessed, and the distant habitats of the Hyperboreans
, the Ethiopians, and the Amazons.
13) In any case, we are far from the Heracles of Pindar's Olympian 3, who returns triumphantly from the land of the Hyperboreans
with an olive shoot for Zeus' Olympian grove (11-19).
Aldhelm and Bede, Cuthbert and Dunstan, Willibrord and Boniface - so many hyperboreans
who wrote so much and so well of pride as the root of license and licentiousness, grace as the source of freedom of the will.
were named with reference to Boreas, the north wind, and their home was placed in a paradisiacal region beyond the north wind.
In chapter 2 the golden-age societies of blameless Ethiopians and fortunate Hyperboreans
are contrasted with primitive Arimaspians, Scythians, and Kunokephaloi.