"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.
Elevating optimal human nutrition to a central goal of plant breeding and production of plant-based foods, David C Sands et al.