Cimmerianism

Cimmerian

[si-meer-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
Classical Mythology. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of a western people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness.
2.
very dark; gloomy: deep, Cimmerian caverns.

Cimmerianism, noun
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Cimmerian (sɪˈmɪərɪən)
 
adj
1.  (sometimes not capital) very dark; gloomy
 
n
2.  Greek myth one of a people who lived in a land of darkness at the edge of the world

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Cimmerian
"pertaining to the Cimmerii, an ancient nomadic people who, according to Herodotus, inhabited the region around the Crimea, and who, according to Assyrian sources, overran Asia Minor 7c. B.C.E., from L. Cimmerius, from Gk. Kimmerios. Homer described their land as a place of perpetual mist and darkness
beyond the ocean, but whether he had in mind the same people Herodotus did, or any real place, is unclear.
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