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What islands were once called the Fortunate Islands or Isles of the Blest?

Question #4732. Asked by shell.
Last updated May 30 2021.

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The Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco.


Response last updated by gtho4 on May 20 2017.
Jul 30 2000, 9:05 PM
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In the Fortunate Isles, also called the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed, heroes and other favored mortals in Greek mythology and Celtic mythology were received by the gods into a blissful paradise. These islands were thought to lie in the Western Ocean near the encircling River Oceanus; the Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Cape Verde have sometimes been cited as possible matches.


Response last updated by gtho4 on May 30 2021.
Mar 29 2008, 3:20 PM
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