In Greek mythology, the Hyperboreans were a race of giants that lived in a sort of paradise, where the sun shone constantly and everyone was perfectly happy. The land was supposedly located so far to the north that it was beyond the north wind, hence the name "hyper Boreas" -- Boreas being the god of the north wind.
The name is the interesting part of this legend to me. Could other names be formed similarly, such as "Hyper[want]" to describe a place located "beyond want" where all have plenty? Or "Hyper[Ares]" to describe a place that's peaceful because it's beyond the reach of the god of war? Does Greek form compound words like this? Does the prefix "hyper" carry this connotation in Greek anymore (or in any context besides the lone word Hyperborea)?