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The Hyperboreans
are the people who live to the far north of Hellas. Their land, called Hyperborea,
or Hyperboria (beyond Boreas the north wind).The Hyperboreans live beyond
the Arimaspians. Large quantities of
gold are there, guarded by griffins.

Hyperborea
is an unspecified nation in the northern parts of Hellas a combined notion
of the Celtic
and Norse
lands.

Alone among
the Twelve Olympians, Apollo is venerated among
the Hyperboreans, he spends his winter amongst them. For their part the Hyperboreans
send mysterious gifts, packed in straw that come to Dodona and then are passed
from people to people until they come to Apollo‘s temple on Delos. Theseus
and Perseus also visited the
Hyperboreans.

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