A. Sutherland - AncientPages.com - The Arimaspians were a tribe of horsemen of normal human size but with only one eye, located in the middle of their forehead.
Based on ancient records, they inhabited a land, at the foot of the Rhipaion Mountains (probably the Carpathians) in northern Scythia.
Greek records, for example, mention the Inner Asian Arimaspians, and refer to them as one-eyed beings in the Inner Asian tradition, found in the works of Chinese and Indian geographers writing about the nomadic peoples of the steppe regions.
These people were involved in a never-ending struggle against griffins, legendary powerful creatures both feared and respected guardians of gold and treasures.
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