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Hyperboreans

(hī'pərbôr`ēənz, –bôrē`ənz), in Greek mythology, people dwelling in a state of perfect bliss in the Far North who were Apollo worshipers.

Hyperboreans

fabulous people living beyond North Wind, traditionally near North Pole. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 132]

Hyperboreans

blissful race lived beyond the North Wind in a region of perpetual Spring. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 476]
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Part 2 of this volume, 'Adaptations of Old Norse Literature and their Influence', shifts focus onto early modern hyperborean interests, specifically the reception of the Hamlet archetype and the impact of 'the North' on romantic and modern literature and culture.
The word "Hyperborean," according to the band's Bandcamp page, comes from classic mythology, and refers to "one of a people supposed to have lived in a land of perpetual sunshine and abundance." Herra Terra, which is performing March 22 at Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner, wields this concept with pointed irony, offering up a blistering critique of a shallow culture and largely empty lives.
(20) In both, Marshall initially appears to subscribe to the idea of 'degrees' of northerness outlined by Peter Davidson in his 2005 study The Idea of North: 'From the south, Scotland is inevitably hyperborean [...] a place of dearth: a mean, negligible land.
The University of Alberta's Hyperborean won the first AAAI Computer Poker Competition held at AAAI-06 in Boston.
He discusses the world of Ulysses, the world of Troy, the world of the Achaeans, and the migration of myth from the Hyperborean paradise.
(17) For background on the relationship between Otero Pedrayo and the figure and literature of Virginia Woolf, see Manuel Fernandez Rodriguez, 'Virginia Woolf from Galicia: Hyperborean Dream and Cosmopolitan Symphony', Galician Review, 3-4 (1999-2000), 41-51.
Celtes' friend, the "great Durer, whose frontispiece adorned the book, had shared his dream of a "real day amid the hyperborean German darkness" (123), a new age of thinking and feeling.
[.....] Such is th'indomitable race of men Who dwell beneath the Hyperborean wain, And by Riphaean Eurus buffeted With skins of tawny beasts the body clothe.
My holiday was a good chance to do some serious reading about my hyperborean compatriots, those proud Ordovicians and Deceanglis whose territory once extended from Herefordshire to Anglesey and the Vale of Clwyd.
Other recorded highlights during the last decade included 1993's If You Look Far Enough (with guitarist Ralph Towner and percussionist Nana Vasconcelos) and 1997's Hyperborean, featuring the Cikada String Quartet.
His bulletins from these hyperborean hamlets strike just the right tonal balance between disgust at the old system and solicitude for those who groan beneath its rubble.