Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cimmerians, according to Homer, a race who dwelt beyond the Ocean Stream in a land of fog and darkness, identified at a later period as a Crimean race who dwelt about the Sea of Azoff and the lower course of the Volga. Metaphorically the word Cimmerian was applied as an intensive of darkness. Milton in L'Allegro bids loathed Melancholy "in dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell."