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  Australia-Oceania
Mount Sefton: This photo shows why the Southern Alps of New Zealand are one of the premier mountaineering areas of the world.
Mount Townsend: Mount Townsend, here seen from Mount Kosciusko, is the second highest peak in Australia but is arguably a more interesting and dominant peak.
Mount Bogong: The summit of Mount Bogong is marked by a giant beehive-shaped cairn--when one is there in an icy white-out, that is all you get in your picture.
www.peakbagger.com /range.aspx?rid=7   (248 words)

  
 Seeking awesome Ossa - Travel
We were rewarded by fleeting views of pimple-shaped Mount Pelion East, the imposing walls of Mount Ossa and enough sun to briefly cast a shadow.
At 1617 metres, Mount Ossa is the greater scalp.
To the north Mount Oakleigh was all sunny grandeur and, a little further down the track dreadful Lake Ayr was glistening with charm.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/10/24/1066631625063.html   (1466 words)

  
 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 latter tried to gain access to the heavens by stacking Mount Ossa on top of Mount Olympus, and Mount Pelion on top of Mount Ossa, but the twins still failed in their attempt to overthrow Zeus.
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)

  
 Pantheons: Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When young girls reached puberty they were initiated into her cult, but when they decided to marry, which Artemis was not against, they were asked to lay in front of the altar all the paraphernalia of their virginity, toys, dolls and locks of their hair, they then left the domain of the virgin goddess.
According to legend, Hermes was born in a cave on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia.
Hermes took Pan to Mount Olympus were the gods reveled in his laughter and his appearance and became the patron of fields, woods, shepherds and flocks.
www.wyldwytch.com /weavings/articles/altar/pages/greek.htm   (10086 words)

  
 Eternal Mountains (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mount Ossa is an extinct volcano, measuring hundreds of miles above the surface of the sea of Ossa.
Mount Pelion, the White Mountain of the Sands, is similar in form and size, but has a broad flat top, across which the desert winds blow night and day.
Mount Erebus: Mount Erebus, the sulphurous heart of Phlegethos in Baator, is also the rising place of the burning river Pyriphlegethon.
www.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Area51/Vault/9974/mounts.htm   (689 words)

  
 BikeAbout Trip Log: March 7-8, 1998
At most Mount Athos monasteries, the monks eat only twice a day and most of their time away from work and meals is spent in prayer.
Apparently, the community at Mount Athos believes that isolation and an ascetic lifestyle are best preserved by simply forbidding women and limiting the number of visitors.
Unfortunately, it was forbidden to photograph most of the exhibits, but we did manage a snapshot of a finely crafted bell that used to call the monks to prayer at one of the monasteries.
www.bikeabout.org /journal/notes_91.htm   (1682 words)

  
 Aerie of the Spirit's Breath: Mt. Olympus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mount Olympos is one of the highest mountains in Greece, the south side of which forms the boundary with Thessaly.
It forms the eastern end of the Cambunian range and reaches to the sea as far as the mouth of the Peneius River, being separated by the vale of Tempe from Mount Ossa.
With respect to the concept of heaven and Olympus, heaven was a metaphore for the summit of the mountain, rather than the reverse.
www.geocities.com /leucretia/oocinfo/mythplaces/mtolymp.html   (388 words)

  
 SKY LINKS
Otus and Ephialtes piled Mount Ossa on Mount Olympus, and Pelion on Ossa, in an attempt to storm heaven.
Anath slays the enemies of Baal and wades in their blood; in Egyptian myth Hathor kills the enemies of Re, and Mount Haemus in Thrace is spattered with the blood of Typhon as Zeus pursues and kills him.
The fragrance of the ambrosia with which she anoints herself reaches heaven and earth (line 174), and her veil, of spun material, is as bright as the sun (line 185).
www.grazian-archive.com /quantavolution/QuantaHTML/vol_12/ka_06.htm   (3642 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Tasmania is a paradise for hikers
Other peaks, such as Mount Oakleigh (4,547 feet), Tasmania's highest Mount Ossa (5,305 feet) and Barn Bluff (5,114 feet), are all tantalizingly close enough to bag en route while leaving your 30 pound-plus rucksack at the side of the trail.
But it is Mount Ossa, two hours farther along the track, that is the trophy climb — a narrow path winding its way between sheer slabs of rock hundreds of feet high, to give a view over the entire island on a clear day.
From Ossa, it is pretty much downhill all the way, with Kia Ora, Du Cane and Windy Ridge huts offering shelter on the final days of the trek.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600117233,00.html   (1188 words)

  
 ALOADAE - Giants of Thessaly, Greek mythology, pictures, Otus & Ephialtes - ALOADAE
THE ALOADAI (or Aloadae) were twin giants who attempted to storm the home of the gods by piling three mountains, Olympos, Ossa and Pelion, one on top of the other.
So they set Mount Ossa on top of Mount Olympos, and then placed Mount Pelion on top of Ossa, threatening by means of these mountains to climb up to the sky; and they also said that they would dam up the sea with mountains and make it dry, and make the dry land a sea.
They began this way: they placed Mount Ossa on Pelion (from this Mount Ossa is also called Pelion), and were piling up other mountains.
www.theoi.com /Gigante/GigantesAloadai.html   (2227 words)

  
 Mount Ossa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Looking North towards Mount Ossa from Pelion Plains
Mount Ossa is the highest mountain in Tasmania, at 1617 metres.
It lies in the heart of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Ossa   (153 words)

  
 Resident
Other peaks, such as Mount Oakleigh (4,199 feet), Tasmania's highest Mount Ossa (5,295 feet) and Barn Bluff (5,115 feet), are all tantalizingly close enough to bag en route while leaving your 30-pound rucksack at the side of the trail.
The track passes through undulating heathland, tranquil pine forests and lush rain forests, verdant with mosses and ferns, and echoing with the sound of rosellas and cockatoos.
But it is Mount Ossa, two hours further along the track, that is the trophy climb -- a narrow path winding its way between sheer slabs of rock hundreds of feet high, to give a view over the entire island on a clear day.
www.resident.com /new_tr_tasmania.html   (1244 words)

  
 Craclair Tours - Heart of World Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mount Ossa, Tasmania’s highest peak 1617 meters is at the centre of Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair World Heritage Area.
Hike with early steep ascent followed by easy walking through open valley, myrtle forest and bushland to reach the Douglas River base camp in the heart of Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park.
Day-pack excursion to the summit of Mt. Ossa, Altitude 1617 meters, Tasmania’s highest mountain.
www.southcom.com.au /~craclair/heartofworldheritage_5days.HTM   (420 words)

  
 Ossa * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Ossa * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Mount Ossa; a mountain in eastern Greece in Thessaly; 6,490 feet (1,978 meters) in height.
During their war with the Immortals, the Giants tried to pile Mount Ossa atop Mount Pelion in order to reach the summit of Mount Olympos (Olympus).
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Ossa_1.html   (216 words)

  
 Thessalia
Region of northern Greece between Doris south and Macedon north, the coast of the Ægean Sea east and Epirus west (area 2).
Thessalia was a region of plains surrounded by mountains : east, along the coast of the Ægean Sea, Mount Ossa and, further south, in the peninsula of Magnesia, Mount Pelion ; north, Mount Olympus ; west, the Pindus Range ; and south, the Othrys Range.
Several rivers, gathering to form the Peneus, were flowing from the surrounding mountains across these plains and a great lake, lake Boebeis, remnant of a time when most of these plains were under water, still covered a large area of southeastern Thessalia (see Herodotus, VII, 129).
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/thessali.htm   (663 words)

  
 TRAVELER: Tasmania @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Renowned for its alpine scenery, this park covers some of the island's highest country including Mount Ossa (5302 feet, 1616 meters), Tasmania’s highest mountain.
A drive through Mount Field is practically a sampling of most of Tasmania’s vegetation.
A trail leads to Mount Strzelecki’s summit for exhilarating views of the park.
www.nationalgeographic.com /traveler/9609/tazmania/taznation.html   (970 words)

  
 Mount Ossa - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
Mount Ossa is the highest mountain on the Australian island of Tasmania.
It is located in the Cradle Mountain and Lake Saint Clair National Park, in the north central part of the island.
There is an extensive network of trails throughout the region, including a trail that connects Mount Ossa and nearby Cradle Mountain (5,069 ft.).
www.peakware.com /peaks.html?pk=203   (109 words)

  
 Mount Ossa * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Mount Ossa * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
A mountain in eastern Greece in Thessaly; 6,490 feet (1,978 meters) in height; during their war with the Immortals, the Gigantes (Giants) tried to pile Mount Ossa on top of Mount Pelion in order to reach the summit of Mount Olympos (Olympus).
"People, Places and Things: Mount Ossa", Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Mount_Ossa_1.html   (246 words)

  
 LARISSA - Dilos Holiday World
Mount Olympus (2,917m), the highest peak not only of Greece but also of the Balkans, is located here and stands at the border with the county of Pieria.
The main river of the area is the Pineio, which flows between Mount Olympus and Mount Ossa (Kissavos) and through the Temby valley.
The aforementioned valley, as well as the villages around Olympus are the best known tourist attractions in this county.
www.dilos.com /location/515   (245 words)

  
 Global Adrenaline :: Australia New Zealand :: Australia :: Tasmania Explorer
Along the Mount Amos trail can sometimes be seen several typical species of Australian wildlife, such as the Tasmanian devil, the wallaby, the potaroo and the koala.
The gap is the best place to begin an ascent of Mount Ossa, Tasmania's highest peak.
The Mount Ossa climb would add approximately 3-4 hours of hiking time to the day's itinerary.
www.globaladrenaline.com /australianewzealand/australia/trip5   (1361 words)

  
 Part 20 of In Cath Catharda: The Civil War of the Romans
In that land of Thessaly, then, first appeared the germs and causes of battle and warfare.
Therein, too, a horse was first broken in, and a bridle-bit was put into his mouth, and a rider mounted him.
Therein was first built a ship and vessel of the sea to search the world and the foreign unknown countries.
www.ucc.ie /celt/published/T305001/text020.html   (1000 words)

  
 Principal Greek Gods & Godesses: Each Story & Images - Message Board - ezboard.com
Gaia and Rhea's plan worked well and the baby Zeus was taken to Crete, and there, in a cave on Mount Dicte, the divine goat Amaltheia suckled and raised the infant Zeus.
In art, Cronus was depicted carrying a sickle used to gather the harvest, but this was also the weapon he used to castrate his father.
Being shy, she lived quietly and alone in a cave on Mount Cyllene, in Arcadia.
pub18.ezboard.com /fbalkansfrm40.showMessage?topicID=54.topic   (12064 words)

  
 GIANTS, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
When they were nine years old, being nine cubits broad and nine fathoms high, they resolved to fight against the gods.
So they set Mount Ossa on Olympus and Pelion on Ossa, threatening by means of these mountains to ascend up to heaven.
They also said that by filling up the sea with the mountains they would make it dry land, and the land they would make sea.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/GIANTS.html   (893 words)

  
 WikiMiki.net - Mount Ossa (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It has a high rainfall which powers some of the hydro-electric scheme, and the earnings from mineral activities are significant.
The West Coast Range has some of the more well known West Coast mines on its slopes - notably the Mount Lyell mine.
The South-West region, in particular, is densely forested, the National Park holding some of the last temperate rainforests in the Southern Hemisphere.
didelphidae.es.wikimiki.net.cob-web.org:8888 /es/Mount+Ossa   (3458 words)

  
 Greek Mythology: ARTEMIS Summary of the Olympian Goddess
Leto was annoyed by this, and urged Artemis and Apollon against Niobe’s children.
Artemis killed all the females in the house with her arrows, an Apollon all the males as they were hunting together on Mount Kithairon.
So they set Mount Ossa on top of Mount Olympos, and then placed Mount Pelion on top of Ossa, threatening by means of these mountains to climb up to the sky...
www.theoi.com /Summary/Artemis.html   (1514 words)

  
 Humphreys Photo Gallery - Camping at Pelion Hut / Mount Ossa
Mount Pelion West – 45 viewsMount Pelion West looking West from the Pelion Plains
Ossa – 45 viewsThe best glimpse of the peak of Ossa yet!
In the middle is Mount Pelion West, and on the Right (North-West) is Mount Oakleigh.
ids.tuu.utas.edu.au /~hmmurray/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=98&page=5   (213 words)

  
 Day 4 Photo Gallery by Tom Lun at pbase.com
Day 4 was one of the longest day of hiking.
We started the morning enjoying the views of Mount Oakleigh from New Pelion Hut and began heading towards Pelion Gap.
Reaching Pelion Gap near lunchtime, we took a rest and had lunch before climbing Mount Ossa, the highest mountain in Tasmania.
www.pbase.com /tlun/day_4   (143 words)

  
 Mount Ossa Real Estate (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Home makers can choose from a range of Mount Ossa property options to suit their lifestyle; from waterfront properties, suburban blocks, or relaxed living in country-style acreages.
We have a comprehensive range of houses for sale, go to Mount Ossa houses for sale for more information
We have a comprehensive range of vacant land for you, go to Mount Ossa vacant land Properties for more information
www.mackay-real-estate.com.cob-web.org:8888 /property.php/query/Mount%20Ossa/46.html   (201 words)

  
 The Original Hephaestus Quiz quiz -- free game
True or False: Hephaestus created the first woman named Pandora.
After being thrown from Mount Olympus, Hephaestus made his way to the island of _____________________ and built his palace there.
Though the pairing did not last long, according to some accounts, and, this so-called mate, his exact opposite, Hephaestus is said to have been married to the Goddess, __________________________.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=133984   (199 words)

  
 Mount Ossa
Photo: The summit block of Mount Ossa requires some nimble scrambling to ascend, especially when covered with a light coating of spring snow.
Nearest Higher Neighbor: Mount Howitt (N) (Unverified; May be a higher closer peak not in the PBC database.)
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www.peakbagger.com /peak.aspx?pid=11516   (77 words)

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