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What are hyperboreans?

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wolram
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Jun11-07, 08:23 AM
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Wiki has an article on them, do you have more information?
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Yes but were they more mythical than real, did they originate from Russia,
England, else where?

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Jun11-07, 09:32 AM
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What are hyperboreans?

I don't think you'll find anything more specific than "a people alleged to inhabit the farthest north of Europe"

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin...3Dhyperboreans
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From the Online Encyclopedia:

In Greek mythology, an unvisited people of fabled virtue and prosperity, living in the land ‘beyond the North Wind’; in Herodotos they worship Apollo and still send offerings to Delos. This could refer to a lost Greek colony in what is now Romania, or even to the Swedes at the end of the trans-European amber route.
http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/Cambri...erboreans.html

Here's more about the Greek tradition:

Hyperboreans

The race of people who were assumed to live in a land of perpetual sunshine and abundance beyond the abode of Boreas (North Wind).

The Hyperboreans were said to have interacted with the Greeks until two of their messengers, Hyperokhe (Hyperoche) and Laodike (Laodice), failed to return from the sacred island of Delos after delivering tributes for the shrine of Apollon.

There were also two graves at Delos for two virgins, Opis and Arge, who came from Hyperboria before Hyperokhe and Laodike, who were accompanied by the gods (probably Apollon and Artemis) and were honored by the Delians in hymns and ceremonies which required young men and women, before their marriage, to cut their hair and place it on the graves of the two girls.

Histories, book 4, chapters 13, 32-36
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Apr18-08, 07:38 AM
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To quote Bulfinch:
The northern portion of the earth was supposed to be inhabited by
a happy race named the Hyperboreans, dwelling in everlasting bliss
and spring beyond the lofty mountains whose caverns were supposed
to send forth the piercing blasts of the north wind, which chilled
the people of Hellas (Greece). Their country was inaccessible by
land or sea. They lived exempt from disease or old age, from toils
and warfare.
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Wiki has an article on them, do you have more information?
If you are into it you might want to check Nietzsche's short reference to them.
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Apr18-08, 11:17 PM
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If you are into it you might want to check Nietzsche's short reference to them.

Thanks, i will look it up.
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Thanks, i will look it up.
It's in the beginning of "The Anti-Christ".


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