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Elysian fields

(ĭlĭzh`ən) or

Elysium

(ĭlĭzh`ēəm), in Greek religion and mythology, happy otherworld for heroes favored by the gods. Identified with the Fortunate IslesFortunate 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.
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 or Isles of the Blest, Elysium was situated in the distant west, at the edge of the world. In later tradition and in Vergil, Elysium is a part of the underworld and a pleasant abode for the righteous dead.

Elysian Fields

home of the blessed after death. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 88]
See: Heaven
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This is hinted at from the outset, as the two streetcars she catches to reach Elysian Fields are called Desire and Cemeteries.
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But when Hades morphed into the Elysian Fields there was no noticeable change--none of the pure skies about which Orfeo sings--leaving many to think that his adored wife had been doomed to hell rather than heaven.
They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at Elysian Fields," said Blanche DuBois.
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The two pieces designated in the title constitute a pseudo-correspondence: Jean d' Auton composes a letter from Hector, one of the neuf preux and accredited Trojan ancestor of the French, now safely reposing in the Elysian fields, to his descendant, the 'heroic' Louis XI I, currently embroiled in his Italian campaigns, and Jean Lemaire joins in the game by penning a rather more witty reply from Louis.
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