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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If this was not enough, The Islands of the Blessed contains episodes which assert the reality of Odin, Odin's Hunt, Valhalla, and Norse afterlife--at one point Jack and Thorgil converse with their long dead companions and with the Norse god.