Did you know that "Hyperborea" comes from the Greek god of the cold north wind, "Boreas"?

Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match. He was frequently shown as a winged old man with shaggy hair and beard, holding a conch shell and wearing a billowing cloak ...

Herodotus and Pliny both describe a northern land known as Hyperborea "Beyond the North Wind" where people lived in complete happiness and had extraordinarily long lifespans.



And that Australia gets its name indirectly from the Roman equivalent of the Greek god of the south wind?

.. Auster, the embodiment of a southerly wind which brings cloudy weather, powerful winds and rain to southern Europe. Auster named the compass point Australis (south).

Australia derives its name from the Latin Terra Australis ("Southern Land"), a name used for a hypothetical continent in the Southern Hemisphere since ancient times.

See link above.

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