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The Elysian Fields or Elysium refer to a beautiful meadow in Homer where the favored of Zeus enjoy perfect happiness. By the time of Vergil (Virgil), the Elysian Fields had been located in the Underworld as the home of the dead who were judged worthy. In the Aeneid, those blessed dead compose poetry, sing, dance, and tend to their chariots. Aeneas talks to Anchises in the Elysian Fields in Book VI of the Aeneid.

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Also Known As: Elysium, Isle of the Blessed, Island of the Blessed, White Isle

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