There was something about the confidence in the Cimmerian's dark face that shook him.
In a valley among the black Cimmerian mountains the death-god Somnus had his abode.
They cross the sea to the Cimmerian land; and Ulysses summons the shades from Tartarus.
The tall Cimmerian was forced to bend his head as he stood up.
Sergius was giving back; only his superlative skill had saved him thus far from the blinding speed of the Cimmerian's onslaught.
The possibility that he might be following a will-o'-the-wisp infuriated the Cimmerian.
Each man clung to the golden thread as they saw the Cimmerian do.
Personal risks had never yet deterred the Cimmerian from any purpose.
But the Cimmerian forgot the stranger as he noticed that the door through which he had emerged still stood open.
And suiting action to words, he plunged after the Cimmerian.
late 16c., "pertaining to the Cimmerii," an ancient nomadic people who, according to Herodotus, inhabited the region around the Crimea, and who, according to Assyrian sources, overran Asia Minor 7c. B.C.E.; from Latin Cimmerius, from Greek Kimmerios. Homer described their land as a place of perpetual mist and darkness beyond the ocean, but whether he had in mind the same people Herodotus did, or any real place, is unclear.