Islands of the Blessed


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Islands of the Blessed

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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth lands where the souls of heroes and good men were taken after death. Also called: Hesperides
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And they live untouched by sorrow in the islands of the blessed along the shore of deep swirling Ocean, happy heroes for whom the grain-giving earth bears honey-sweet fruit flourishing thrice a year, far from the deathless gods, and Cronos rules over them (5); for the father of men and gods released him from his bonds.
In either case, they reunite with the Bard--who explicitly denies Jack's suspicion that they are dead (463)--and are taken to the Islands of the Blessed to attend the School of Bards.
We could add to Plattard's list of names and terms used by both (Coraxian sheep, Pastophores, Ucalegon, Arimaspien and Otacuste) at least the following: Anagnostes (53), Xenomania as a term for error (102), Demosthenes and the play on angina/argentangina (123), a ship named Thalamegos (153), Homer calling bad priests inertia terrae pondera (170v), and islands of the blessed known as Macaron (176v).