Greek - A priest of Apollo. He made a journey to the North to try to locate the Hyperboreans. In some accounts he accompanied Apollo in the form of a raven. He was once reported dead but appeared soon afterwards, before disappearing again for seven years. He then reappeared with a poem, Arimaspea, about the Arimaspi and disappeared again. Some 240 (or 340) years later, Aristeas appeared yet again and made the people of Metapontum build a statue of himself at the shrine of Apollo. When not appearing as a human, he took the form of a stag. Also referred to as Aristeas.

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