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.
The presentation of the Islands of the Blessed and the exotic isles of the Odyssey as forerunners of Platonic utopianism in the introduction is of particular interest.