Friday, December 4, 2015

Mount Olympus: Home of the Greek Gods and Heroes

In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus is the home of the Olympian Gods and it was created after the Overthrow of Cronus, as described in Theogony. The war lasted ten years, with the Olympian gods, Cyclopes, Prometheus and Epimetheus, the children of Klymene, on one side, and the Titans and the Giants on the other. Zeus used his thunderbolts at the Titans, throwing them into Tartarus.

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. It is located on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia. Mount Olympus has many peaks (52) and exceptional biodiversity. The two highest peaks are the Pantheon, where most of the Olympian gods are living(2,918 meters - 9,573 ft) and Throne of Zeus where the ruler of the Gods Zeus was controlling the world (2,902 meters - 9,521 ft).

The Pantheon was the home and the place of discussions of all Gods. Mount Olympus was the home of the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world in addition to minor Greek gods and deities. The Twelve Olympians included also Hera, Hestia, Demeter, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Aphrodite, Ares, and Hephaestus.  On Olympus' northern foot, the nine Muses were living. The nine Muses are the patrons of the Fine Arts, daughters of Zeus and the Titanide Mnemosyne : Calliope (Epic Poetry), Clio (History), Erato (Love Poetry), Euterpe (Music), Melpomene, (Tragedy), Polyhymnia (Hymns), Terpsichore (Dance), Thalia (Comedy) and Urania (Astronomy).

Mount Olympus, the home of the Olympian Gods
Mount Olympus, the home of the Olympian Gods.