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Olympus (ōlĬm´pəs), Gr. Ólimbos, mountain range, c.25 mi (40 km) long, N Greece, on the border of Thessaly and Macedonia, near the Aegean coast. It rises to c.9,570 ft (2,920 m) at Mt. Olympus, the highest point in Greece. The peak was first ascended in 1913. In Greek mythology the summit, shut from the sight of men on earth by clouds, was the home of the Olympian gods. Later the name Olympus was given to the remote heavenly palace of the gods.

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Olympus Mountain range in n Greece, on the border of Thessaly and Macedonia, c.40km (25mi) long. Its peak, Mount Olympus, is the highest point in Greece, at 2917m (9570ft). It was first climbed in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology it was considered to be the home of the gods, closed to mortal eyes.

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Olympus in Greek mythology, the home of the twelve greater gods and the court of Zeus, identified in later antiquity with Mount Olympus in Greece.

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