- Also called Elysian Fields. Classical Mythology. the abode of the blessed after death.
- any similarly conceived abode or state of the dead.
- any place or state of perfect happiness; paradise.
- an area in the northern hemisphere of Mars, appearing as a light region when viewed telescopically from the earth.
Origin of Elysium
Related Words for elysian fieldsbliss, paradise, Eden, heaven, Arcadia, Erewhon, perfection, Shangri-la, dreamland, fairyland, wonderland, Xanadu
- Also called: Elysian fields Greek myth the dwelling place of the blessed after deathSee also Islands of the Blessed
- a state or place of perfect bliss
Word Origin for Elysium
Word Origin and History for elysian fields
1590s, from Latin Elysium, from Greek Elysion (pedion) "abode of the blessed" (see Elysian).
In classical mythology, the place where souls of the good went after death: a peaceful and beautiful region, full of meadows, groves, sunlight, and fresh air.