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What are hyperboreans?

  1. Jun 11, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    Wiki has an article on them, do you have more information?
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2007 #2

    Evo

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  4. Jun 11, 2007 #3

    wolram

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  5. Jun 11, 2007 #4

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  6. Jun 11, 2007 #5

    baywax

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    From the Online Encyclopedia:

    http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/Cambridge/entries/082/Hyperboreans.html

    Here's more about the Greek tradition:

     
  7. Apr 18, 2008 #6

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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.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2008 #7
    If you are into it you might want to check Nietzsche's short reference to them.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2008 #8

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    Thanks, i will look it up.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2008 #9
    It's in the beginning of "The Anti-Christ".
     
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