Fortunate Isles(redirected from Isles of the Blessed)
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.
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(Happy Isles) otherworld for heroes favored by gods. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 861]
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