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Encyclopedia > Fortunate Islands

Fortunate Isles, also called Isles of the Blest (makarôn nêsoi). Favored mortals in classical and Celtic legend were received by the gods into this blissful paradise. These islands were thought to lie in the Western Ocean; the Madeira and the Canary Islands have sometimes been cited as possible matches. Modern ecology names these islands as Macaronesia.


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Antillia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1116 words)
Antillia (or Antilia) was a phantom island said to lie in the Atlantic Ocean far to the west of Spain.
This mythical island had several other names such as Isle of Seven Cities, Ilha das Sete Cidades (Portuguese), Septe Cidades, Sanbrandan (or St Brendan), etc. Antillia was also identified with islands including the Isles of the Blest and the Fortunate Islands.
A Portuguese legend tells how the island was settled by the Archbishop of Porto accompanied by six bishops and their parishioners in either 714 or 734 in the face of the Moorish conquest of Iberia.
Canary Islands (1058 words)
The latter is the islands which is closest to the Northwest African shore at some 108 km from the Western Sahara, contrasting with the maximum distance within the archipelago which is 485 km / 290 miles from North of La Palma to South-East of Fuerteventura.
Geographically the islands are part of the African continent, they are located between latitudes of 27°38' North (South of El Hierro) and 29°24' North (North of Islet Alegranza) and between longitudes of 13°20' West (East of Islet Roque del Este) and 18°9' West (West of El Hierro).
During the XV century, the island of Canaria became famous for the brave defense deployed by their natives against the landings of the conquistadores.
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