E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The dart of Abaris. Abaris, the Scythian, was a priest of Apollo; and the god gave him a golden arrow on which to ride through the air. This dart rendered him invisible; it also cured diseases, and gave oracles. Abaris gave it to Pythag oras.
The dart of Abaris carried the philosopher wheresoever he desired it.Willmott.