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
References in classic literature ?
I've done with this blessed island for evermore, amen
I s'pose I shall keep on goin' round this blessed island," he said drearily.
We must realise that as a country we are a member of the EU, we are all European, everyone living on this blessed island legally, and we must all work together on enforcing the (EU) acquis commuitaire and human rights with full respect and prospect," Anastasiades said.
Additionally, among the many varied and astute Sri Lankans who have taken the time to meet Solamon's visiting executives were the General Manager of Sri Lanka Energies, Mr SC Diddeniya; the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, Dr Kithsiri Dissanayake, and its Director General, Dr Thusitha Sugathapala in Colombo, the picturesque capital of Sri Lanka, which translated in English means Blessed Island.
This development has brought a change in lifestyle and perhaps people are oblivious that they are staying on a blessed island which is ecologically sensitive.
So let's have a look round your blessed island and see what it has to offer.
Barclays Wealth Pavilion Jon Gower and Fflur Dafydd Dafydd's haunting novel Twenty Thousand Saints evokes life on the blessed island of Bardsey.
Gildas's Britain is a blessed island, 'a chosen bride embellished with sundry jewels', who has yet fallen from grace thanks to evil in high places.
The age-old focal point, the Abbey itself, stood high and dry on its own blessed island as flood waters rose to their highest known level, but there were other notable survivors - including 30 new homes built recently, right on Tewkesbury Marina.