VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

V. RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS

2. Mythological and other fabulous deities and powers

Heaven.

[Antonyms: hell.]

[Nouns] heaven; kingdom of heaven, kingdom of God; heavenly kingdom; throne of God; presence of God; inheritance of the saints in light.

Paradise, Eden, Zion, abode of the blessed; celestial bliss, glory.

[Mythological heaven] Olympus; [paradise] Elysium, Elysian fields, Arcadia, bowers of bliss, garden of the Hesperides, third heaven; Valhalla, Walhall [Scandinavian]; Nirvana [Buddhist]; happy hunting grounds; Alfardaws, Assama; Falak al aflak "the highest heaven" [Muslim].

future state, eternal home.

resurrection, translation; resuscitation [more].

apotheosis, deification.

[Adjectives] heavenly, celestial, supernal, unearthly, from on high, paradisiacal, beatific, elysian.

[Phrases] "looks through nature up to the nature's god" [Pope]; "the great world�s altar-stairs, that slope through darkness up to God" [Tennyson]; "the treasury of everlasting joy" [Henry VI]; vigeur de dessus.

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