Jul 16, 2021 • 40M

In Search of Hyperborea: Part 1, Ancient Greek Mythology and Modernity

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"Hyperborea" was noted by the Greeks to have been a land beyond the vicious boreal winds of the north, in a sunlit realm of justice with no disease, war, old age, or labour. Where did this mythology come from and why is it still being referenced today? 

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Music in earlier part of the episode by Jan Janko Močnik:

Sources used in this episode:

Hyperboreans : myth and history in Celtic-Hellenic contacts, Timothy P. Bridgman.

Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity, Jonathan M. Hall. 

Adam, Eve, and Agriculture: The First Scientific Experiment, Harry White.

How to change the course of human history, David Graeber and David Wengrow. 

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