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Eternal paradise awaits to those extremely good and selfless.

The Isle of the Blessed, also known as the Fortunate Isles and formerly known as Isles of the Blest is a world featured in Greek Mythology. It first appears in around 700 BCE and ends around 9th Century.

The Isle of the Blessed is based on the location of the same name from Greek Mythology.

HistoryEdit

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

The Fortunate Isles or Isles of the Blessed were semi-legendary islands in the Atlantic Ocean, variously treated as a simple geographical location and as a winterless earthly paradise inhabited by the heroes of Greek mythology. The related idea of Brasil and other islands in Celtic mythology are sometimes conflated with the Greek sense of islands in the western Mediterranean: Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, the Aegadian Islands or other smaller islands of Sicily. Later on the islands were said to lie in the Western Ocean near the encircling River Oceanus; Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Cape Verde, Bermuda and Lesser Antilles have sometimes been cited as possible matches.

According to Greek mythology, the islands were reserved for those who had chosen to be reincarnated thrice, and managed to be judged as especially pure enough to gain entrance to the Elysian Fields all three times. A feature of the fortunate islands is the connection with the god Cronus; the cult of Cronus had spread and connected to Sicily, in particular in the area near Agrigento where it was revered and in some areas associated with the cult of the Phoenician god Baal.

TriviaEdit

On-Screen NotesEdit

  • The Isle of the Blessed was beautiful, that some even compared it to Olympus

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "The dead heroes may have been removed from the Alternate Realm and returned to where they belong." Batuhan explained.