ELYSIUM, in Greek mythology, the Elysian fields, the abode of the righteous after their removal from earth.
No reference is made to them by Homer, who speaks instead of the Elysian Plain (Od.
Medea was honoured as a goddess at Corinth, and was said to have become the wife of Achilles in the Elysian fields.
There are 22 parks, with about 3800 acres within or on the borders of the city limits; among the parks are Griffith (3015 acres), Elysian (532 acres), Eastlake (57 acres), Westlake (35 acres) and Echo (38 acres).
Later stories say that Thetis snatched his body from the pyre and conveyed it to the island of Leuke, at the mouth of the Danube, where he ruled with Iphigeneia as his wife; or that he was carried to the Elysian fields, where his wife was Medea or Helen.
For the next thirty-five years its "Elysian Fields" were a famous pleasure resort of New York City.
Under the influence of the derivation from 130p as, the home of the Hyperboreans was placed in a region beyond the north wind, a paradise like the Elysian plains, inaccessible by land or sea, whither Apollo could remove those mortals who had lived a life of piety.
After death, he and his wife were changed into snakes, which watched the tomb while their souls were translated to the Elysian fields.
Homer represents him as dwelling in the Elysian fields (Odyssey, iv.
Farther west, on the coast, and provided with a convenient harbour, stands Pozzuoli (Puteoli), a city containing many Roman remains, but now chiefly remarkable for the large gunworks erected by Messrs Armstrong & Co.; and beyond it, round the Bay of Baiae, are Monte Nuovo, a hill thrown up in a single night in September 1538; the classic site of Baiae; the Lucrine Lake; Lake Avernus; the Lake of Fusaro (Acherusia Palus); the Elysian t Fields; and the port and promontory of Misenum.
The summer, in some climates, makes possible to man a sort of Elysian life.