What is a Hyperborean?

   In Greek mythology, Hyperborean was one who lived beyond Boreas, or the North Wind. According to Greek legend, the Hyperboreans lived so far north that they were beyond the cold winds of winter and enjoyed a fruitful land of perpetual sunshine. They were free from care, disease, and war. Life lasted for 1,000 years, and was spent in constant enjoyment and the worship of Apollo. After the age of legend passed away the Greeks gave the name to the barbarians living north of them. In modern usage, the term is equivalent to Arctic. The Eskimos, for instance, are spoken of as a hyperborean race.