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  Mount Olympus
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.
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  Zeus
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.
www.pantheon.org /articles/z/zeus.html   (1346 words)

  
  Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus (AGC‑8), an amphibious force flagship, was laid down 3 August 1943 by North Carolina Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, N.C.; launched 3 October 1943 as Eclipse, a transport; sponsored by Mrs.
Mount Olympus departed the east coast in early July, arriving Hawaii via the Panama Canal 23 July.
Having participated in exercise “Surfboard” off the coast of Washington in February, Mount Olympus proceeded to Artic waters as part of Project 572 in support of DEW Line operations, While underway from Point Barrow to Point Hope, Alaska, she became icebound, but was freed by the icebreaker Burton Island.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/m15/mount_olympus.htm   (655 words)

  
 Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus is famous throughout the world for its history, its cultural significance and its ecological treasures as well as its place in mythology.
Over 1700 varieties of plants have been identified on Olympus, 23 of which are unique to the region, to be found nowhere else on this earth.
In 1938 Olympus was declared a "National Forest" and in 1981 its worldwide importance was declared an "International Area of outstanding environmental significance to the biosphere".
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 Olympus
Olympus is located between Macedonian Pieria and Thessalian Perrhaebia, ancient regions divided by mountain range and indefinite borders.
Nevertheless, Upper Olympus, the distinct central base of the triple range, is Olympus proper, and it is due to this that it is named polydeira and polyptychos in poetry.
Therefore, if the region of northern Thessaly near Olympus is one of the first places of concentration for the Proto-Doric tribes, then the coastal area in the vicinity of Olympus in neighboring Pieria could be one of the possible areas of settlement of the Mycenean colonizers.
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 Mount Olympus
The theme of the mount is one of struggle to overcome the trials and tasks life hands to a berk on a brass plate.
In fact, it can be hard to find guides on the Mount (unlike on Yggdrasil or the Infinite Staircase, where there are dozens of cutters who'll gladly show you the dark for the right garnish) -- locals often act offended at the offer of jink to guide bodies to their destination.
She appealed to the Olympians, showing that not all of her monstrous progeny were evil or dangerous, and was granted the cavern as a place in which her outcast children could assemble and become civilised (so to speak).
www.mimir.net /pathways/olympus.shtml   (3935 words)

  
 Wasatch-Cache National Forest - Salt Lake Ranger District Wilderness Areas
The Mount Olympus Wilderness is the largest on the Wasatch Front portion of the Salt Lake Ranger District at 15,856 acres.
The Mount Olympus Wilderness was established by Congress in 1984 with the passage of the Utah Wilderness Act.
The Mount Olympus Wilderness provides a spectacular backdrop for the Salt Lake Valley and is dominated by rugged terrain, narrow canyons, and high peaks, including Mount Olympus, Mount Raymond, and Gobbler's Knob.
www.fs.fed.us /r4/wcnf/unit/slrd/wilderness/mount_olympus_wilderness.shtml   (522 words)

  
 Mount Olympus: Blue Glacier | Washington Climbs
Olympus, named for the fabled home of the gods of Greek mythology, is one of the most remote of the Olympic Mountains.
Although Olympus rises to within a stone’s throw of 8,000 feet elevation, it is so thoroughly enfolded within the range that it is practically invisible except from the highest surrounding ridges and summits.
The first ascent of Mount Olympus was made by a party of eleven climbers on August 13, 1907.
www.trails.com /tcatalog_trail.asp?trailid=MGW028-091   (464 words)

  
 Mount Olympus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mount Olympus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mount Olympus, Zeus, ruler of Mount Olympus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Hestia, Poseidon, Cronus...
Greece: Duckworth, the English resident, came off early.…, Greece: To fling Ossa upon Olympus, and…, Mourning: LAERTES Now pile your dust…,...
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 Mount Olympus
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.
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 Mount Olympus (Mount Olympus Wilderness Area)
Mount Olympus, the peak for which the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area was named, forms a very prominent part of the Murray skyline, and it has been a favorite hike of the nearby residents for almost as long as Murray has been a city.
The climb described here leads to the south summit of Mount Olympus, but there is also a north summit.
As you start up the trail to Mount Olympus you can look down and be thankful that in 1984, after a long and difficult fight by concerned citizens, most of it was included in the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area.
www.utahtrails.com /Olympus.html   (724 words)

  
 Mount Olympus: Powers that Be
Her realm on Olympus is a pleasant, airy temple-like building, reknowned for the skill of the healers there.
Her realm in Arcadia is very similar in style and function to that on Olympus, and the two are linked by portals.
But his beauty was such that he was spotted by Zeus, who swooped down in the form of an eagle and took him to Mount Olympus to be his servant and lover.
mimir.net /pathways/olympuspowers.shtml   (1091 words)

  
 SummitPost - Mount Olympus -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Mount Olympus, rising nearly 5000 feet above the bustling Wasatch Valley, typifies both the geology and mountain culture of Salt Lake City.
Mount Olympus is a prominent part of the Salt Lake City skyline and it's north face will impress even the most zealous mountaineer.
The Mount Olympus Wilderness consists of approximately 16,000 acres and is generally bounded on the north by Mill Creek Canyon, on the south by Big Cottonwood Canyon, on the west by the Salt Lake Valley, and on the east by Gobbler's Knob, Alexander Basin, and Dog Lake."
www.summitpost.org /mountain/rock/151263/mount-olympus.html   (532 words)

  
 Mount Olympus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Humans were not welcome on Mount Olympus, however.
Mount Olympus is a real mountain in Greece.
(Mount Olympus is NOT the same place as the town of Olympia, where the Greeks held the first Olympic Games in 776 BC.
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 SummitPost - Mount Olympus -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Mount Olympus is the highest peak in the Olympic Mountain Range of Western Washington.
Despite it's relatively low altitude, Olympus is heavily glaciated due to it's close proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
Located in the center of Olympic National Park, Mount Olympus is also quite remote, and requires a 1 day hike just to reach it's base.
www.summitpost.org /mountain/rock/150427/mount-olympus.html   (470 words)

  
 Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church, in Salt Lake City, Utah   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church, we are committed to excellence in all that we do in service to our Lord Jesus Christ.
The mission of Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church is to invite people to experience Jesus Christ and become his passionate followers.
Mount Olympus was officially chartered on January 6, 1963 with 133 members.
www.psicomp.com /mopc2/index1.html   (383 words)

  
 Mount Olympus Bottled Water
The Mount Olympus spring is located southeast of Salt Lake City at the 5,000 foot level of Neff’s Canyon, a protected source surrounded by a federally designated wilderness area.
With a TDS of 54 Mount Olympus water has a very low mineral content which makes it an ideal candidate for matching it with salty foods (we recommend it for caviar) and subtle foods that would be over powered by high mineral content waters and require an extremely clean taste.
The Mount Olympus Bottled Water business in Salt Lake City was first established in 1898 under the trade style of Mount Olympus Fruit and Livestock Farm Company.
www.finewaters.com /Bottled_Water/USA/Mount_Olympus.asp   (770 words)

  
 Mount Olympus - Pete's Rock - Pictures of Rock Climbing Routes found in Utah
Mount Olympus - Pete's Rock - Pictures of Rock Climbing Routes found in Utah
Look for the parking lot for the Mount Olympus Trail head.
A popular bouldering spot only minutes from downtown Salt Lake at the foot of Mount Olympus.
www.killerclimbs.com /mount_olympus   (96 words)

  
 Mount Olympus, Greece
Mount Olympus is Greece's highest mountain and the home to the Gods of Greek mythology.
Mytikas, Olympus' highest peak at 2917 meters was reached in 1913 by Christos Kakalos of nearby Litohoro and Swiss climbers Frederic Boissonas and Daniel Baud-Bovy.
During the August Olympus Festival plays are performed at the restored ancient theatre.
www.greecetravel.com /macedonia/mount-olympus.htm   (362 words)

  
 Mount Olympus Awards - Terms and Conditions
At Mount Olympus Awards (the "site"), we believe that a happy, satisfied, well-served customer is a loyal one.
At Mount Olympus Awards, we have a well-earned reputation for delivering your custom order in a fraction of the time; typically a few weeks.
In the highly unlikely event that you purchase rush delivery service and your order is not shipped within the specified time frame, you agree that our liability is limited to providing you with a prompt refund for the rush fee cost billed to the order at the time of purchase.
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 GORP - Mount Olympus Wilderness   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mount Olympus Wilderness area is located in north central Utah, adjacent Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Mount Olympus Wilderness provides a spectacular backdrop for the Salt Lake Valley and is dominated by moderate to rugged terrain, narrow canyons and high peaks, including Mount Olympus, Mount Raymond and Gobbler's Knob.
The following acts are prohibited in the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area: Group sizes exceeding 10 persons for overnight use, camping within 200 feet of lakes, trails, or other sources of water, camping for a period of 3 days at an individual site, short-cutting a trail switchback, and disposing of garbage, debris, or other waste.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_wilderness_area/ut_mt_ol.htm   (366 words)

  
 Flying Above Mount Olympus :: Astrobiology Magazine ::
Olympus Mons has an average elevation of 22 km (13 miles) and the caldera (or summit crater) has a depth of about 3 km (1.8 miles).
Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system, towering many times over Mt. Everest.
While Olympus Mons is inactive, volcanologists are not entirely convinced more isn't going on geothermally on Mars.
www.astrobio.net /news/article832.html   (938 words)

  
 EBC-Mount Olympus, Blue Glacier Route
At 7965, the West Peak of Mount Olympus is the highest in the Olympics.
Glaciers include the massive Blue Glacier on the north side, the large White Glacier on the west side, the Hubert Glacier on the south side and the Hoh and Humes Glaciers on the east side.
Mount Olympus is an attractive objective, an objective that Sergio Verdina and I could ignore no longer.
ericsbasecamp.net /trips/Olympus/Olympus.htm   (1244 words)

  
 Mount Olympus (AGC 8)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mount Olympus (AGC-8), an amphibious force flagship, was laid down 3 August 1943 by North Carolina Shipbuilding Co., IVilmington, N.C.; launched 3 October 1943 as Eclipse, a transport; sponsored by Mrs.
Detached 11 February, Mount Olympus returned Norfolk 17 April to become flagship of Commander, Amphibious Group 2, in training along the eastern gmboard and in the Caribbean.
Relieved by Adirondack in August 1951, Mount Olympus returned to Norfork and duty, as Amphibious Group 2 flagship, joining in NATO naval exercises "Mainbrace" and "Longstep" in northern Europe and the Meditermnean from August to December 1952.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/amphib/agc8.htm   (644 words)

  
 Mount Olympus
Jankaea Heldreichii a species which grows only on Mount Olympus.
Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora, possibly the richest in the whole of Europe, with several endemic species.
In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus is the home of the Twelve Olympians, the principal gods in the Greek pantheon.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/MountOlympus.html   (236 words)

  
 A Wimp's Guide To Mt. Olympus
It is not the impression I gained from reading previous articles on Mt. Olympus but perhaps I was guilty of adding layers of hardship in my own mind because reward and effort are inexorably linked and the rewards here can be in excess of 500 species in a single holiday.
The flora of this mountain has generally been well described so it is not the intention here to provide yet a further catalogue but to give a different perspective, to look at some of the more practical aspects and focus on the flowers in terms of altitude and flowering time.
The view from the balcony was of a mass of grey limestone thrusting upwards to terminate in the snow-capped peaks of Olympus of which the highest is Mytikas, at 2917m.
www.thealpinegarden.com /Olympus.htm   (1792 words)

  
 Northern Pindos Mountains and Mount Olympus, Greece
Traversing Mount Smolikas is an adventurous scramble in one of the wildest remaining parts of Europe, but Mount Olympus (further below) is a more accessible and easier ascent done by thousands of rock scramblers every year.
Olympus (9,568 feet, or 2918 meters elevation), the highest and most awe-inspiring mountain in Greece (since ancient times), viewed from the town of Litohoro.
Mytikas, the highest of several summits on Mount Olympus, was never climbed until 1913 by a native of Litohoro and two Swiss climbers.
www.photoseek.com /greece/PindosOlympus.html   (1860 words)

  
 TnT Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus is one of the mountains along the Wasatch front and is part of the skyline in the Salt Lake area.
As a teenager I lived for a while in Murray Utah and had the view of Mt Olympus seen to the lower left (the picture is from my old High School about a mile from where I lived, it was a smoky day so the picture is not too clear but you get the idea).
I have read several other reports for mount Olympus and they all say that many people climb to the top and that it is not uncommon to have a dozen people there when you get there.
myweb.cableone.net /tommytime4/hikes/MountOlympus/MountOlympus.htm   (1834 words)

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