An imaginary delightful country which the ancients foolishly believed to be inhabited by the spirits of the good. This ridiculous and mischievous fable was swept off the face of the earth by the early Christians -- may their souls be happy in Heaven!
A dwelling place assigned to happy souls after death; the seat of future happiness; Paradise.
Hence, any delightful place.
A so-called perfect world. Not too far from Terra, it is called Heaven in Japan.
The benevolent and peaceful place after death for Greek and Roman dead.
paradise (Illyria). (Twelfth Night)
(Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death
In Greek mythology, Elysium is the place where the blessed go after death (the Elysian Fields). An elysium is a place of ideal happiness.
(Elysian Plain) Dwelling place of the virtuous after death in Greek Mythology; paradise.
also Elysian Fields) Paradise inhabited by the distinguished or the good after their death. First named in Homer's Odyssey as the destiny of Menelaus.
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, Elysium, or more fully, the Blessed Fields of Elysium, is a strongly good-aligned plane of existence. It is one of a number of alignment-based Outer Planes that form part of the standard Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) cosmology, used in the Planescape, Greyhawk and some editions of the Forgotten Realms campaign settings.