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The spirits of the old gods are still here...
Favorite thing: The Greek Gods made their home on Olympus, the highest mountain in the country and also the oldest and most carefully protected national park with a great forest, and the crystal clear waters of the Enippeas river.
The deities living on top of Mount Olympus:
Aphrodite - Goddess of love, romance, and beauty. Her son was Eros, god of Love (though he is not an Olympian)
Apollo - Beautiful god of the sun, light, medicine, and music.
Ares - Dark god of war who loves Aphrodite.
Artemis - Independent goddess of the hunt, the forest, wildlife, childbirth, and the moon. Sister to Apollo.
Athena - Daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts. Sometimes spelled "Athene".
Demeter - Goddess of agriculture and mother of Persephone (again, her offspring is not considered to be an Olympian).
Hephaestus - Lame god of fire and the forge. Sometimes spelled Hephaistos. The Hephaestion near the Acropolis is the most beautifully preserved ancient temple in Greece. Mated to Aphrodite.
Hera - Wife of Zeus, protector of marriage, familiar with magic.
Hermes - The speedy messenger of the gods, god of business. The Romans called him Mercury.
Hestia - Calm goddess of home and homelife, symbolized by the hearth which holds the continually-burning flame.
Poseidon - God of the sea, horses, and of earthquakes.
Zeus - Supreme lord of gods, god of the sky, symbolized by the thunderbolt.
The spirits of the old gods and goddesses are still powerfully present here...
Mytikas, 9,570ft / 2,917 m.
Favorite thing: The highest point of Olympus is Mytikas, 9,570ft / 2,917m. The second highest peak is Skolio, 9,551 ft / 2,911m.
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