Mount Olympus, the Kingdom of the Olympian gods
Mount Olympus was the home of the Olympian gods and the supreme court for human offenses
According to Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was the lightest and most worshiped mountain of Greece. Olympus had many gorges and was surrounded by Uranus
, the heaven. It never rained on Mount Olympus nor was it ever windy, only some clouds were appearing from time to time to bless the world with water.
In the summits of Mount Olympus the Olympian Gods once overthrew the Titans
during the legendary Battle of the Titans
("Titanomachy") and placed their divine kingdom there. The supreme god and ruler of the kingdom was
, whose throne was on the summit of the mountain, but every single one of the Olympian gods possessed his own, private palace. The Olympian Gods used to socialize during dining time, where they were taking decisions on the fate of the world and the mortals while eating ambrosia and drinking nectar.
Located in the mountain's gorges and forests there was the domicile of the 9 Muses, the Greek goddesses of Arts and Sciences.
Facts on Olympus
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain of Greece and the second highest in the Balkans. It is raised close to the village of Litochoron in Northern Thessaly, in the borders of the prefectures of Pieria and Larissa. Its tallest point is called "Mytika" or "Pantheon" (2.917 m.)