Fortunate Islands

Chinese - The home of fairies and immortals. The fairies are said to eat gemstones collected from the coastline and retain their immortality by drinking from the fountain of life. The immortals live on the sacred fungus which grows on these islands which are called Fangchang, P'eng-lai and Ying-chou. It is said that a large fleet was sent to look for these islands in the 2nd C BC but failed in the attempt. Another story says that these islands originally floated in the eastern sea but were later anchored by huge tortoises at the behest of the Celestial Emperor. In some accounts, there are five islands in this group. On occassion, identified as Fortunate Islands, Blessed Islands, Blessed Islands, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Elysium, Elysium, Elusion, Elysian Fields, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Fields, Islands of the Blessed, Fortunatae Insulae, Fortunatae Insulae, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Isle(s) of the Blest, Isles of the Blessed, Isles of the Blessed, Isles of the Blest, Isles of the Blest, paradise, paradise, heaven, underworld or Dar el-Jannah.
Greek - The home of the souls who have attained Elysium 3 times. Some identify these islands with Elysium, others as a separate place. In some references, known as Fortunate Islands, Blessed Islands, Blessed Islands, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Elysium, Elysium, Elusion, Elysian Fields, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Fields, Islands of the Blessed, Fortunatae Insulae, Fortunatae Insulae, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Isle(s) of the Blest, Isles of the Blessed, Isles of the Blessed, Isles of the Blest, Isles of the Blest, paradise, paradise, heaven, underworld or Dar el-Jannah.
Irish - An earthly paradise somewhere to the west of Ireland. Sometimes called Fortunate Islands, Blessed Islands, Blessed Islands, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Elysium, Elysium, Elusion, Elysian Fields, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Fields, Islands of the Blessed, Fortunatae Insulae, Fortunatae Insulae, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Fortunate Islands, Isle(s) of the Blest, Isles of the Blessed, Isles of the Blessed, Isles of the Blest, Isles of the Blest, paradise, paradise, heaven, underworld or Dar el-Jannah.

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