ABARIS (gr. Ábaris)
in Greek mythology Hyperborean, (see HYPERBOREANS), friend and relative of islanders from Delos , thaumaturgist and prophetic priest of ➚ Apollo, from whom he obtained a golden arrow. He traveled across Greece carrying this divine symbol, eating nothing  and preaching prophecies . According to another version Abaris, thanks to his Apollonian arrow, could fly around the world and met Pythagoras, whom he recognized as the embodiment of Apollo [4,5].
 D i o d. , II. 47;  H d t., IV, 36;  Orat. Attic., fragm. 86;  P o r p h y r., Vit. Pyth., 28 f.;  I a m b l., Vit. Pyth., 91 ff.; 13