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.
Chapter 2, 'The Classical Mediterranean: Rome, Greece and the Islands of the Blessed', is probably the least convincing of the chapters.
In the third novel in the series, The Islands of the Blessed, Jack's village is ravaged by Odin's Wild Hunt and then haunted by a demon called a draugr.