HYPERBOREA : Fabulous Land of the Far North. HYPERBOREA was a fabulous realm of eternal spring located in the far north beyond the land of winter.
Its people were a blessed, long-lived race free of war, hard toil, and the ravages of old age and disease. Hyperborea was usually described as a continent-bound land, bordered by the great earth-encircling river Okeanos to the north, and the great peaks of the mythical Rhipaion mountains to the south. Its main river was the Eridanos, which flowed south, drawing its waters directly from the Okean-stream. The shores of this stream were lined by amber-bearing poplar trees and its waters inhabited by flocks of white swans. Blessed with eternal spring, the land producing two crops of grain per year.
To the south the realm was guarded by the bitterly cold peaks of the near-impassable Rhipaion mountains. Hyperborea was a theocracy ruled by three priests of the god Apollon. The land appears in several myths. Perseus' descendant Herakles made the same journey on two separate occassions. Sources: BOREAS : Greek god of the north wind ; mythology ; pictures : AQUILO. BOREAS was the purple-winged god of the north wind, one of the four directional Anemoi (wind-gods).
He was also the god of winter, who swept down from the cold northern mountains of Thrake, chilling the air with his icy breath. To the north, beyond his mountain home, lay Hyperborea, a land of eternal spring which was never touched by the god's cold wind. When Boreas sought a wife, he carried off Oreithyia ("mountain gale"), daughter of King Erekhtheus of Athens, who was playing with her companions in a flowery riverside meadow. THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. Difference Between Hermeticism and Gnosticism? When first discovering Gnosticism and Hermeticism, one is nearly buried and crushed by what amounts to an avalanche of feeble neo-occult and academic nonsense that attempts to define what these two traditions are.
I have heard and read the following questsion: “What are Hermeticism and Gnosticism? Are they the same thing? “If not, how do they differ? What is a tradition and where do these traditions come from?” In response to these questions are some of the most ridiculous explanations I have ever heard or seen – Hermeticism comes from Atlantis while Gnosticism was brought to Earth by aliens – who founded Atlantis. To resolve this very serious problem we must first define exactly what is meant by “neo‑occult and academic nonsense”. Neo-Occultism The term neo-occult is a word I have selected to collectively describe the modern occult industry and those various ‘religions’ and ‘philosophies’ they support through books, supplies, retreats, speakers, and so on. ARTEMIS, Greek Mythology Index. One of the great divinities of the Greeks.
Her name is usually derived from artemês, uninjured, healthy, vigorous; according to which she would be the goddess who is herself inviolate and vigorous, and also grants strength and health to others. (Plat. Cratyl. p. 406, b. ; Strab. xiv. p. 635; Eustath. ad Hom. pp. 32, 577, 1732.) According to the Homeric account and Hesiod (Theog. 918) she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, whence Aeschylus (Sept. 148) calls her lêtôgeneia. 6 Real World Da Vinci Codes. Thanks to Dan Brown, everyone has one of two responses to the idea that there are hidden codes in ancient works: Either you immediately believe them, because of that mind-blowing Da Vinci Code book, or you immediately mock them, because of that bullshit Da Vinci Code book.
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