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Post  AgathonZante on Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:01 am

Are the Isles of the Blessed and Elysium the same thing?
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Re: ELYSIUM - ISLES OF THE BLESSED

Post  Erodius on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:23 pm

AgathonZante wrote:Are the Isles of the Blessed and Elysium the same thing?

For all intents and purposes, yes, they are essentially the same thing.

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"O Best of Gods, blest daimon crown'd with fire . . . hear, and from punishment my soul absolve, the punishment incurr'd by pristine guilt, thro' Lethe's darkness and terrene desire: and if for long-extended years I'm doom'd in these drear realms Heav'n's exile to remain, O grant me soon the necessary means to gain that good which solitude confers on souls emerging from the bitter waves of fraudful Hyle's black, impetuous flood!"
-Iulianic Hymn to Apollon-Helios, ll. 65-106

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