Islands of the Blessed

plural noun Greek Mythology

the imaginary lands said to lie in the remote western part of the ocean where after death the souls of heroes and good people were supposed to be transported.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • ISLANDS OF THE BLESSED —    fabled islands of the far west of the ocean, where the favoured of the gods after death are conceived to dwell in everlasting blessedness …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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