Mount Olympus and Greek Gods

  January 24, 2021   Read time 1 min
Mount Olympus and Greek Gods
Greeks were polytheists as they had many Gods due to their functional notion of deity. They used God not as a subject rather as an "attribute" that revealed one mysterious aspect of the universe. Every unknown powerful aspect of nature was identified by a certain God that represented the relevant power.

Home to the twelve Olympians and other Greek Gods, Mount Olympus was established after the Battle of the Titans (Titanomachy). For each God existed a palace which were mostly used as a dormitory. The deities dined and convened there. They had a social order which they all abided by. Mount Olympus was encompassed by Uranus, the heaven, and was blessed with beautiful weather. Clouds would intermittently appear; they were purposed to veil the gods’ kingdom from foreign threat and shower the world with water. In Mytikas (the peak) the Gods met every now and then to make important decisions on the fate of mortals and the world. They would feast on ambrosia and nectar as they banqueted. The Olympians had a whole staff residing with them in Mount Olympus. They had their servants, doctors, preachers and the Horae (the doorkeepers assigned to the job of opening and closing the doors of Mount Olympus).The twelve Olympians that dwelled in Mount Olympus were Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Hephaestus, Poseidon, Hermes, Athena, Artemis, Hestia, Demeter, Aphrodite and Ares. At the foot of the mountain lived the nine muses.