Elysium: Islands of the Blessed and Lethean field of Haides

During these days, from March 22 thru April 5th, is being celebrated in InWorldz, at Dream & Visionz, of Jeri Rajha, an Art Fest: Elysium – The Utopia of AfterLife, sponsored by Iwz Dreamz & Visionz Art Fest.

This fest is huge, with a lot of great and beautiful works around four sims, and it would be impossible to bring all them here, to this blog. But I’ve wanted to bring pictures of the work of Ilianor Illios, and not just because she is a good friend, but because her work is spectacular.

Elysium by Ilianor Illios

First an Ilianor’s intro explaining her work, and below the pictures:

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THE ELYSIAN FIELDS was the final resting place for the souls of heroes and virtuous men. The ancients often distinguished between two such realms–the islands of the Blessed and the Lethean fields of Haides.

The first of these, also known as the White Island or the Islands of the Blessed, was an afterlife realm reserved for the heroes of myth. It was an island paradise located in the far western streams of the river Okeanos, and ruled over by the Titan-King Kronos or Rhadamanthys, a son of Zeus.

The second Elysium was a netherworld realm, located in the depths of Haides beyond the river Lethe. Its fields were promised to initiates of the Mysteries who had lived a virtuous life. The gods of the Mysteries associated with the passage of initiates to Elysium after death include Persephone, Iakkhos (the Eleusinian Hermes or Dionysos), Triptolemos, Hekate, Zagreus (the Orphic Dionysos), Melinoe (the Orphic Hekate) and Makaria.

When the concept of reincarnation gained currency the two Elysian realms were sometimes tiered–a soul which had thrice won passage to netherworld Elysium, would, with the fourth, be transferred permanently to the Islands of the Blessed to reside with the heroes.

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Have inspired me:

    • The book of Emanuel Swedenborg “Sky and hell” 
    • The movie “Nosso lar“, unfortunatly in youtube you can find only in portuguese, french or italian language, in english there is some trailer


(( Note from Samuel: I did a search and found this link, where you can watch the movie in English if you are within the United States ))


 

  • The wonderful places in the yichard Muni stories telling

Vanyar sulie

Ainu Maia wind of the north



ilianor illios
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And now the pictures, taken by my photographer elf Alannaria Shadowsong

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Here, pictures of other works in the Elysium Art Fest

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