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Elysian

[/iˈliZH(ē)ən/]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek

1.

Of or relating to paradise or heaven

2.

Heavenly

Examples of Elysian in a sentence

"The heroes of Greek mythology all passed on to Elysian Fields after dying."

"The field was so beautiful it could only be described as elysian."

About Elysian

You've no doubt heard it many times: Elysian Fields, Lake Elysian, even that Matt Damon movie "Elysium." Coming to us from the Ancient Greeks, the word denotes paradise, heaven, and the afterlife — all in the most positive, dreamlike sense.

Did you Know?

According to Homer, the Elysian Fields could be found on the western edge of the planet; they were also known as the Fortunate Isles and the Isles of the Blessed.

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