Mount Olympus was the home and meeting place of all the gods and is an actual place in Greece. A visit to Mount Olympus will give a magnificent view since it is the tallest mountain in Greece. Mount Olympus in Greek mythology is a much different place than the one visited today. The actual Mount Olympus of today is one thousand feet above sea level and is challenging to climb.
The Mount Olympus in Greek mythology was a paradise where the gods lived and enjoyed the feasts of ambrosia and nectar, and the weather was perfect all the time. Twelve gods maintained permanent residence on Mount Olympus, and they were known as the Twelve Olympians. Zeus was known as the leader of the gods, and no mortal was ever allowed on Mount Olympus. Located so high above the clouds no mortal was able to reach the home to the gods. Bellerophon tested Zeus and attempted to ride the winged horse Pegasus up to the top of Mount Olympus. Zeus sent a gadfly to attack Pegasus causing the winged horse to throw Bellerophon from his back and injure his legs, causing him to go blind from the fall.
The Twelve Olympians maintained control over Mount Olympus until the God of Monsters Typhon challenged Zeus for control over Mount Olympus. The war caused most of the gods to leave in fear, but two gods remained, the goddess of victory Nike and the goddess of war Athena. The two gods were victorious after fighting the most hard-fought battle in Greek mythology.
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