What does Elysium mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Elysium:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Elysium(noun)

    a place or condition of ideal happiness

  2. Elysium, Elysian Fields(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death


  1. Elysium(Adjective)

    blissful; euphoric

  2. Elysium(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to Elysium.

  3. Elysium(ProperNoun)

    (Classical mythology) the home of the blessed after death.

  4. Elysium(ProperNoun)

    A place or state of ideal happiness; paradise.

  5. Elysium(ProperNoun)

    A region in the northern hemisphere of Mars.

  6. Origin: Latin, from Greek Ἠλύσιον (πεδίον) Ēlusion (pedion).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elysium(noun)

    a dwelling place assigned to happy souls after death; the seat of future happiness; Paradise

  2. Elysium(noun)

    hence, any delightful place

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'Hly`sion, 'Hly`sion pedi`on, Elysian field.]


  1. Elysium

    Elysium or the Elysian Fields is a conception of the afterlife that evolved over time and was maintained by certain Greek religious and philosophical sects, and cults. Initially separate from the realm of Hades, admission was initially reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes. Later, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, and indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life. The Elysian Fields were, according to Homer, located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. In the time of the Greek oral poet Hesiod, Elysium would also be known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the end of the earth. The Isles of the Blessed would be reduced to a single island by the Thebean poet Pindar, describing it as having shady parks, with residents indulging their athletic and musical pastimes. The ruler of Elysium varies from author to author: Pindar and Hesiod name Cronus as the ruler, while the poet Homer in the Odyssey describes fair-haired Rhadamanthus dwelling there.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elysium

    e-lizh′i-um, n. (myth.) among the Greeks, the abode of the blessed after death: any delightful place.—adj. Elys′ian, pertaining to Elysium: delightful: glorious. [L.,—Gr. ēlysion (pedion), the Elysian (plain).]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Elysium

    the abode of the shades of the virtuous dead in the nether world as conceived of by the poets of Greece and Rome, where the inhabitants live a life of passive blessedness, which, however, is to such a man as Achilles a place of woe rather and unrest, where he would fain exchange places with the meanest hind that breathes in the upper world.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elysium in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elysium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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