Elysian Fields. The Paradise or Happy Land of the Greek poets.
Elysian (the adjective) means happy, delightful.
“O'er which were shadowy cast Elysian gleams.”
Thomson: Castle of Indolence, i.44.
Would take the prisoned soul,
And lap it in Elysium.
Milton: Comus, 261-2.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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