"You now possess all the mystic power of ancient Cimmeria "

Conan the Barbarian
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A tribe called the Cimmerians lived on the northern Black Sea coast (modern Ukraine) in the eighth and seventh centuries BC.  They were nomads, and are assumed to have been related to either Iranian or Thracian speaking groups.  Some modern authors assert that the Cimmerians included mercenaries. 

A "mythical" people also named Cimmerians are described in Homer’s Odyssey, living beyond the Oceanus in a land of fog and darkness, at the edge of the world and the entrance of Hades.

Cimmeria is a fictional land of barbarians, and the homeland of Conan the Barbarian in the works of Robert E Howard.  The Cimmerians are descendants of colonists from Atlantis.  Cimmeria is described as a harsh landscape with rugged mountains, dark shadowy forests and gloomy skies.  Howard refers to the Cimmerian people's hardiness, military prowess and strength.