At the distance of a day's sail from Thule the sea is difficult to pass through, and frozen; it is by some called Cronium.
Yonder boy,” said she, pointing to little Thule, “has saved me.
This must be an echo of the tales about Thule, which he had got from older Greek or Roman authors.
He had heard of Thule, the little woodcutter who was called so brave and generous and true.
By Thule is no doubt meant the Scandinavian peninsula, or rather the western coast of it.
For all the words are in Horace, except Thule, which might have been there.
Thule has a longest day of twenty hours, and it is distant west from Alexandria two hours.
He also went to England and "sailed a hundred leagues to the island of Thule in 1477."
And he was followed by his brother Aordus and two hundred youths of the Eruli in Thule.
She sang the 'King of Thule,' and every one listened in profound silence.
northernmost part of the world, Old English, from Latin, from Greek Thyle "land six days' sail north of Britain" (Polybius). Identity is speculative; it came to be used in a transferred sense of "extreme limits of travel."