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Norax (or Norace) was an ancient mythological hero of the Nuragic Sardinian mythology. He was the son of Eriteide (Erytheia), daughter of Geryon, and the god Hermes. Norax appears in the writings of Pausanias, Sallust and Solinus.

Ancient sources[edit]

According with Pausanias, Norace came to the island at the helm of the Iberians who later founded the city of Nora.[1] Solinus specifically stated that Norace arrived in Sardinia from the mythical city of Tartessos located in southern Iberia.[2]


  1. ^ Pausanians-Periegesis of Greece X, 17,5
  2. ^ Caii Julii Solini - De Mirabilibus Mundi Capitula IV