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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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