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The flowers there-they never seem to stop growing.

The Elysian Fields, also known as Elysium and sometimes known as "Better Place" and Pretty World is a world featured in Greek Mythology. It first appears in around 700 BCE and ends around 9th Century.

The Elysian Fields; (also known as Elysium) is based on the location of the same name from Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

Elysium is an island in Greek Mythology, centred in the Underworld. It was originally ruled by either Zeus, Hades, their father or no-one. Technically, there were no rulers since anyone could do whatever they want. Obviously, only good things.

Elysium or the Elysian Fields is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by some Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults. Initially separate from the realm of Hades, admission was reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes. Later, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, and indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life.

The Elysian Fields were, according to Homer, located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. In the time of the Greek oral poet Hesiod, Elysium would also be known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the end of the earth. The Isles of the Blessed would be reduced to a single island by the Thebean poet Pindar, describing it as having shady parks, with residents indulging in athletic and musical pastimes

The ruler of Elysium varies from author to author: Pindar and Hesiod name Cronus as the ruler, while the poet Homer in the Odyssey describes fair-haired Rhadamanthus dwelling there.

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On-Screen NotesEdit

  • Elysium was beautiful, except some say that the Isle of the Blessed was one hundred times more beautiful.

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