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profen4
09-12-2010, 04:23 PM
Hi all - I love this section of AW - it's just such a great source of group feedback.

I'm trying to find names for HEAVEN, or the afterlife. For example, I've come up with the obvious ones:

Heaven
Paradise
elysium
Valhalla
Nirvana

But I need more - it can be from any source, any religion, mythology, it can obscure or mainstream, old or new-age.

Thanks guys.

frolzagain
09-12-2010, 04:38 PM
The pearly gates, the by and by, Tian. Thats all i could come up with early in the morning. I may think of more later lol

Puma
09-12-2010, 04:57 PM
Up Yonder ("when the role is called up yonder")
the Great Beyond
the World to come
Elysian Fields
Kingdom of God
Zion
Eden
Eternal Bliss
Happy Hunting Grounds

Hope those help. I know there are more names in Native American mythology, but don't have a book close by. Puma

Chase
09-12-2010, 06:53 PM
So many! Most of those that come to my mind are posted.

When we were kids, we spoke of "knocking someone to 'Kingdom Come,'" and I thought of that as Heaven.

Olympus

Xanadu

The right hand of God

Marian Perera
09-12-2010, 07:37 PM
Avalon or Arcadia?

Giant Baby
09-12-2010, 08:11 PM
The great _____ in the sky.

(The _____ being case specific, of course. George Burns might have gone to the great cigar bar in the sky, etc.)

askcb
09-13-2010, 02:30 AM
Kingdom of God is used in both Christianity and Judaism.
A bit obscure, but in Jainism, liberated souls rise to loka.

Kaylyn

profen4
09-13-2010, 02:37 AM
All great, guys! Thank you. who knew there were so many?

Rowan
09-13-2010, 04:51 AM
Summerland. (Not "Heaven" in the traditional sense but it might work for your purposes)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Summerland

Cyia
09-13-2010, 08:46 PM
empyrean

DrZoidberg
09-14-2010, 02:53 PM
"The other side"
"Shangri-la"
"Eden"
"Paradise"

Juliette Wade
09-14-2010, 10:21 PM
The Western Paradise...

Were you looking for Earthly words for Heaven? You can expand your options enormously if you have another culture who might conceptualize Heaven differently.

AlishaS
09-15-2010, 04:39 AM
Jannah is the Arabic word for Heaven
Swarga is Hindi for Heaven

Maybe cheat and use Nevaeh lol which is Heaven spelled backwards.

Ken
09-16-2010, 01:03 AM
... 'above,' as in 'she's looking down on us from above. So don't fret my child.' Concluded with reassuring pat on shoulder.

Lavern08
09-16-2010, 08:44 PM
Beaulah Land

Glory (as in she's gone to Glory)

:)

Williebee
09-16-2010, 08:54 PM
Beyond the Horizon
The Great Unseen/Great Unknown
The Hereafter
The Light (Walk into...)

Aruba. (Trust me, it's heaven.) :)