Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Myth, folklore & symbolism
Hyperboreans: "they are a fabled people said in antiquity to live in the farthest northern reaches (beyond the north wind, personified as Boreas). It is unknown to what extent an historical people gave rise to this idea. In myth the land of the Hyperboreans came increasingly to symbolize a place of light and bliss where Apollo sometimes retreated; later, political utopias were situated there." (Herder)

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