Fortunate Isles

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Fortunate Isles

or

Isles of the Blest,

in classical and Celtic legend, islands in the Western Ocean. There the souls of favored mortals were received by the gods and lived happily in a paradise. Belief in the islands long persisted, and the Canaries and the Madeira Islands were sometimes identified with them.

Fortunate Isles

(Happy Isles) otherworld for heroes favored by gods. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 861]
See: Heaven
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Captain Britain, as he likes to be called, promises that he is "the protector of this Blessed Isle and all who live here".
This wonderful week-long three-in-one journey of discovery combines a stay on the sun blessed isle of Aphrodite, a cruise across the blue waters of the eastern Mediterranean sea and a two night stay in the ancient land of the Pharaohs, where you'll enjoy five star comfort and some truly awe-inspiring tour experiences.
Sixteen years later, I returned to these blessed isles with my family - not expecting to see anybody I would have known all those years ago.
In this book what was once known as the Republic of Letters survives, for its living citizens wherever they are scattered and for its dead citizens, resident in Hades (as Natoli's epigraph from Nietzsche suggests), gathered on the Blessed Isles as Socrates used to say, or united in heaven.