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Do all gods and goddesses live on Mount ╬člympus?

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, ...
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Why was Poseidon an Olympian but not Hades?

Poseidon does actually live underwater. From the Iliad: Forthwith then he went down from the rugged mount, striding forth with swift footsteps, and the high mountains trembled and the woodland ...
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Were there cooks for the gods on Olympus in Greek(or Roman) Mythology

Hebe Hebe was the cup-bearer and poured ambrosia and nectar of the gods. You might know her better as the wife of Hercules, who upon his ascension to Mount Olympus "got" her from his enemy and her ...
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Were there cooks for the gods on Olympus in Greek(or Roman) Mythology

In the book Odyssey, it's said that ambrosia was carried to Olympus by doves [1]: Here not even a bird may pass, no, not even the timid doves that bring ambrosia to Father Jove, but the sheer ...
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Did the ancient Greeks believe the Olympians residence on Mt. Olympus to be a metaphor?

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 ...
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How did the Greeks imagine the palace of the Olympians?

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 ...
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Who lives in Mount Olympus usually?

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 ...
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Were there cooks for the gods on Olympus in Greek(or Roman) Mythology

Demeter was the goddess of the harvest and often put on banquets for the gods and sometimes mortals. You also have Pan who was worshipped as the "party god" and/or Dionysus God of the vine.
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How did the Greeks imagine the palace of the Olympians?

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 ...
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