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.