The last thing Cimejes remembers is encountering a sudden, massive blizzard. Then, when he inadvertently opened his eyes, it was Spring. Though he'd apparently died under the deep snow drifts, once the snow melted, he miraculously revived. However, Cimejes failed to realize that during his forced hivernation, several hundred years had passed.
Source: Wikipedia 
- Artwork by Diego de Almeida.