Definitions

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  • proper n. The land of sunshine and plenty, beyond the northern wind.
  • proper n. The extreme north of the Earth; an area in a northerly region.

Etymologies

From Greek huperboreas (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Swifter than a striking asp, the Cimmerian, whose name was Conan and who had spent time as a slave in Hyperborea a few years past, the memories still fresh, smashed his joint of beef into the Hyperboreans face.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • The latter runs into the Witchmen of Hyperborea, which is not so good.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • "Hyperborea-: "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).

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • The most important influences were the Greek accounts of voyages in faraway, fantastic lands (such as Hyperborea or Thule), the narration of a fall from a privileged and carefree condition in religion and mythology (such as Hesiod's Golden Age, or the [[ "Genesis"]] 'Fall from [[Eden]]

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  • The most important influences were the Greek accounts of voyages in faraway, fantastic lands (such as Hyperborea or Thule), the narration of a fall from a privileged and carefree condition in religion and mythology (such as Hesiod's Golden Age, or the

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • So Brackett has linked Mu, Atlantis, Cimmeria, Hyperborea and Lovecraftian Elder Gods in to the ancient background of her work.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • A further nod to the Weird Tales boys: "Ciaran, because he was a gypsy and a thief and had music in him like a drunkard has wine, had heard it, deep in the black forests of Hyperborea where even gypsies seldom go."

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • His tales of Zothique and Hyperborea were often unsettling, and had a dark, horrific flavour with a strong atmosphere of decay and dread.

    MIND MELD: The Best Sword & Sorcery Stories

  • I have, through the years become familiar with the very roots of Tolkien's myths and the roots of Fafhrd or Elric or Hyperborea and many a time I have relished the intricate ways in which demonic wolves, shape-shifter and spindly-limbed pale warriors can be woven into those many tales that become, at the end, the single tale, the single saga - that of what is immortal in us all.

    Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro Chat Hobbit With Fans « FirstShowing.net

  • In ancient days, while the supercontinent of Pangaea was just starting its tumultuous breakup, the three smaller continents of Hyperborea, Lemuria, and Atlantis suffered the cataclysms that sank them beneath the waves.

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