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This article is about the Greek mountain. For the Cypriot mountain, see Mount Olympus (Cyprus). For the Martian volcano, see Olympus Mons. For other uses, see Olympus. The highest point of the Troodos Mountains (1952 m). ... Olympus Mons Olympus Mons (Latin, Mount Olympus) is the tallest known mountain in our solar system, located on the planet Mars at approximately . ... This article refers to a mountain in Greece. ...

Mount Olympus (Olimpos)

Mount Olympus: View from Litochoro
Elevation 9,570 ft (2,917 m)
Location Greece
Range Olympus
Coordinates 40°05′0″N, 22°21′0″E
Easiest route Hike

Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Mount Ólympos, and on modern maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece at 2,917 meters high (9,570 feet)[1]. Since its base is located at sea level, it is one of the highest mountains in Europe, in real absolute altitude from base to top. It is situated at 40°05′N, 22°21′E, in mainland Greece. It is located about 80 km away from Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city. Image File history File linksMetadata Olympus_Litochoro. ... Litochoro (Greek, Modern: Λιτόχωρο, Ancient/Katharevousa Λιτόχωρον, older form: Litochoron) is a town and municipality located in the southern part of the prefecture of Pieria, famous for beeing on the roots of Mount Olympus. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system. ... Lyskamm, 4 527 m, Pennine Alps A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Thessaloniki, (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη), is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia and the periphery of Central Macedonia. ...

Mytikas Summit.
On the way to Mytikas.

Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora with several endemic species. The highest peak on Mount Olympus is Mitikas, which in Greek means "nose" (an alternative transliterated spelling of this name is "Mytikas"). Mitikas is the highest peak in Greece, the second highest being Skolio (2912 m). Any climb to Mount Olympus starts from the town of Litochoro, which took the name City of Gods because of its location on the roots of the mountain. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x661, 165 KB) Summit of Mt Olympus, taken Sep 23rd, 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (800x661, 165 KB) Summit of Mt Olympus, taken Sep 23rd, 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 541 pixelsFull resolution (948 × 641 pixel, file size: 253 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is image made by my self, in September 2001. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 541 pixelsFull resolution (948 × 641 pixel, file size: 253 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is image made by my self, in September 2001. ... In Botany a Flora (or Floræ) is a collective term for plant life and can also refer to a descriptive catalogue of the plants of any geographical area, geological period, etc. ... In biology and ecology endemic means exclusively native to a place or biota, in contrast to cosmopolitan or introduced. ... Litochoro (Greek, Modern: Λιτόχωρο, Ancient/Katharevousa Λιτόχωρον, older form: Litochoron) is a town and municipality located in the southern part of the prefecture of Pieria, famous for beeing on the roots of Mount Olympus. ...


Greek mythology

See also: Greek Mythology and Twelve Olympians

In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus is the home of the Twelve Olympians, the principal gods in the Greek pantheon.The Greeks thought of it as built with crystal mansions wherein the gods, such as Zeus (The King of Gods and Goddesses), dwelt. It is also known in Greek mythology that when Gaia (mother earth) gave birth to the Titans (the ancestors of the gods) they used the mountains in Greece as their thrones since they were so huge, and Cronus (the youngest and most powerful of the Titans) sat on Mount Olympus itself. The etymology and meaning Olympus (Olympos) is unknown, and it may be of Pre-Indo-European origin. The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... The twelve gods of Olympus. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... The twelve gods of Olympus. ... A pantheon (in Greek, παν – pan — all + θεός – theos — god) is a set of all the gods of a particular religion or mythology, such as the gods of Hinduism, Norse, Egyptian, Shintoism, Greek, vodun, Yoruba Mythology and Roman mythology. ... The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in Ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th century engraving Zeus (in Greek: nominative: Zeús, genitive: Diós), is... For other uses, see Gaia. ... In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek , plural ) were a race of powerful deities that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. ... Cronus (Ancient Greek Κρόνος, Krónos), also called Cronos or Kronos, was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. ... Not to be confused with Entomology, the study of insects. ... Map showing the Neolithic expansions from the 7th to the 5th millennium BCE Europe in ca. ...


Mount Olympus is a popular mountain name. There is a Mount Olympus in Cyprus, one in Utah, one in Washington State and many others. Mount Olympus in Utah, USA is the most prominent and recognizable mountain in the Salt Lake Valley, though not the tallest. ... For other peaks with the same name, see Olympus (disambiguation). ... This article refers to a mountain in Greece. ...


See also

A listing of Greek mythological beings. ... The following lists the highest mountain for each country. ... The twelve gods of Olympus. ... Satellite photo of Greece The country of Greece is located in southeastern Europe, on the southern end of the Balkanic peninsula. ...

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Mount Olympus (0 words)
Olympus was the residence of the divine family, the twelve most important ruling gods and goddesses of ancient Greece, who therefore were called the Olympians.
Olympus is generally identified with Mount Olympus in Thessaly, which is the highest mountain in Greece, but very often it is identified also as some mysterious region far above the earth.
It is written that Zeus talks to the gods from "the topmost peak of many-ridged Olympus," and only a little later he says that if he willed he could hang the earth and sea from a pinnacle of Olympus, clearly not a mountain.
Zeus (1346 words)
Zeus, the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, he was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and of the Pantheon of gods who resided there.
The prince was taken to Mount Olympus, where he became Zeus' cup-bearer.
Zeus also used his charm and unprecedented power to seduce those he wanted, so when Zeus promised Semele that he would reveal himself in all his splendor, in order to seduce her, the union produced Dionysus, but she was destroyed when Zeus appeared as thunder and lightening.
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