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The Olympians defeated the Titans on Mt. Olympus and decided to build their kingdom at the scene of their greatest victory. The Titanomachy (the great war between the Olympians and the Titans) took place on Olympus. After the Olympians defeated the Titans, they proceeded to build their kingdom there, in honour of their victory. The exact mountain range ...


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Olympus has always been the home of the gods, even before Zeus' reign: (ll. 109-120) First of all the deathless gods who dwell on Olympus made a golden race of mortal men who lived in the time of Cronos when he was reigning in heaven. And they lived like gods without sorrow of heart, remote and free from toil and grief: miserable age rested not on them; ...


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No. Both Hades and Poseidon, Zeus's brothers, prefer their own domains to Olympus. Hades lives in the underworld and Poseidon in the sea, near Euboea. Hephaestus, another one of the dodekatheon, lived on Lemnos island after Hera ejected him from Olympus. In Thracian mythology, Ares prefered Mount Haimos in Thrace to Olympus. Minor gods could also live ...


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the answer is both and depends on time and you can see evidence of that fashion in various other religions (eg. judaism in it's early form described god as a king who sits on his chair while it changed to more abstract entity) speaking specificly on the greeks we know for a fact that offerings were founded near it's peak from wikipedia: But surely they ...


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To the Greeks and later Romans Olympus was the mountain in northern Thessaly. Early Romans did not connect their Gods with Greek counterparts. Hesiod has Olympus as a mountain ...and the peaks of snowy Olympus resound, and the homes of the immortals As does Homer in the Iliad... Down he came, in fury, from the heights of Olympus... He later ...


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When you think of Olympus, your mind usually goes straight to the big twelve: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus. However there are Minor residents as well. Ganymede and the Horae are indeed found on Mount Olympus, as well as many others (see here for a list). They ...


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Theoi.com has a nice article about Olympos, citing as main source Homer's Iliad. It was essentially an ancient akropolis--a fortified hill-top and palace complex--located just below the peaks of Mount Olympos. The golden gates of the heavenly fortress were guarded by the three Horai (Horae) and it contained the palace of Zeus, lesser palaces for the ...


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