In Greek mythology the Elysium, or Elysian Fields, was a separate realm from Hades reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes and those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic. Here they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life.
According to Homer the Elysian Fields were located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. Elysium is also known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the end of the earth.
Now retired and living in British Columbia’s southern Gulf Islands it only seemed appropriate for Elysium to be the name of my retirement blog. After all, it is the western most part of the Canada, beside the Ocean, a blessed land populated by the best of people.