A mythical tribe of one-eyed men who lived at the foot of the Riphean Mountains. They stole — or attempted to steal — the gold of the mountain-dwelling Grypes (griffins), which led to the hostility between the horse and the griffin.

They were mentioned in the (lost) work Arimaspea from the Greek poet Aristeas.



  • Pierer's Universal-Lexikon, Band 1. (1857). Altenburg, p. 706.
  • Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.