The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily, named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus. The islands’ inhabitants are known as Aeolians.
The Aeolian Islands are inhabited sparsely, and the local economies consists of scattered artists, a few tourists, a strong wine and olive industry and local fishing.
The largest island is Lipari and the islands are sometimes referred to as the Lipari Islands or Lipari group. The other islands include Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo.
In certain esoteric circles it is beleieved that these islands are all that remain of the ancient Athanteen city of Atlantis. Ancient traditions believe that the volcanic eruptions and activity are a result of the Outsiders blood interacting with the ground deep beneath the sea.