Hyperboreans


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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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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.
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.