Welcome to Paradise

Initially separate from the Underworld, Elysium was reserved for good mortals, heroes, and demigods who had died a hero's death and lived a good life. Chosen by the gods, the souls of mortals and demigods who have been good, righteous, and heroic, would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy eternal death, and indulge whatever employment they had enjoyed in life. It is the ultimate Utopia, where those pure of soul can live in harmony with each other. As with several other religions, it bares common similarities to other ideas of to Christian Heaven.


Some of the Gods and Titans make the Elysium a paradise such as:
Persephone: Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of the spring provide it’s greenery
Hyperion: Titan God of Light  give it’s sunlight and warm temperature
Hecate: Goddess of Magic, True Moon and Witchcraft


Elysium is like a gated community with golden gates and laughter and music can be heard from inside. One can smell barbecue cooking from inside as well. The lands of Elysium also have Greek buildings, Roman marble mansions, and Victorian villas everywhere.In a secluded vale of the Elysian Fields flowed the gentle River Lethe (meaning oblivion), whose waters had the effect of dispelling care, and producing total forgetfulness of former events. In the Elysian Fields the air was always balmy and fragrant, rippling streams flowed peacefully through the golden meadows, which glowed with the colors of a thousand flowers and resounded with the beautiful songs of birds. Some of the important gods and goddesses of death resided in Elysium living in the golden palace where Hades, the Prince of Darkness and Persephone the Queen of the Underworld presided over their royal court.  Other lesser gods resided in the City of Hades which was also located in Elysium. 
Compared to the Asphodel and even the Fields of Punishment, Elysium was one of the three realms in the Underworld, which also contains the Isles of the Blest. The Isles of the Blest is a large island that resides in Elysium and borders the lands or fields of Elysium. If a hero chooses to be reborn three times and achieve Elysium in all three, they are invited to the Isles of the Blest by Goddess Macaria.
Macaria is the Goddess of the Blessed afterlife is one of the daughters of Hades and Persephone. The blessed afterlife was said to be the opposite of eternal damnation and torment and she was said to be the more forgiving alternative to Thanatos and was said to take part in the journey of souls to the "Islands of the Blessed" where virtue in life on Earth would be rewarded for eternity.
The Isles of the Blest (or the Fortunate Isles) are a group of three islands in the center of Elysium, surrounded by artificial sunlight. It is reserved for those who, upon entering the Underworld, are judged and return to Elysium multiple times. It is described as having shady parks, with residents indulging their athletic and musical pastimes and surrounds a lake. Few people make it to the Isles, as many choose to stay in the pleasant Elysium, rather than risk rebirth. It is thought the greatest of Greek mythology would reside here.
Some of the residents of Elysian Field:

Hercules (human side)

Achilles

Bellerophon
Fought and killed the Chimera

Hector
Defending Troy

Odysseus
A legendary hero

Orion
Legendary hero and greatest of hunters

Patroclus
2nd in command of the Myrmidons, saved the Greeks

Perseus
Being a hero, slayed Medusa, saving Princess Andromeda, rescuing his mother

Theseus
Being a hero, killed the Minotaur

Our soldiers

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Daily life of Roman life: Slavery

History of Homosexual: Ancient Greece

History of GLBT in the World