¶ Of the hills Hiperborei Chap. 22.
THe mountaines of Scythia, be called Mo•tes Hiperborei: for the Nor∣therne winde bloweth thereon, as Isid. sayth. li. 14. ca. 1. Also Ca. 3. Isidore saith, that many hills of Scythia be full rich, neuerthelesse in many places of them is no dwellyng for mankinde. For in ma∣ny places of the mountaines of Scithia, is right great plentie of gold and of pre∣cious stones, but for hugenesse of Gri∣phons, men come thether but seldome. In those hils are the best Smaragdis, and most pure Christall, and be sent out of the mountaines of Scythia, into other landes. And there are sharpe woods full of wilde beasts, of Leopards, Tigers, and of Panthers. Also therin be Hounds so great and huge, and so fierce, that they beare downe Bulls, and slaye Lyons, & namely in Albania and Hircania, that be countreyes of Scithia, with many hilles and mountaines.
(*Hyperborei. People dwelling in the farthest part of the North, and as some suppose, vnder the North Pole cal∣led Pelus Arcticus.)