“Beyond the land of the Celts there lies in the ocean an island […] situated in the north […] inhabited by Hyperboreans.
The moon as viewed from this island appears to be but a little distance from the earth […] and the god visits the island
every nineteen years and […] dances continuously through the night until the rising of the Pleiades. ”
– ‘HISTORIES’ by Diodorus Siculus (21 BC) – Translated by Sir Thomas Kendrick,
as cited by Julian Cope, ‘THE MODERN ANTIQUARIAN’ (1998)