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Mount Olympus

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This article refers to a mountain in Greece. For other meanings, see Olympus (disambiguation).

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Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus (also transliterated as Mount Olmpos, and on modern maps, ros limbos) is the highest mountain in Greece, at 2,911 meters high; it is situated at Template:Coor dm. The name means "The Luminous One" in Classic Greek language.

Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora, possibly the richest in the whole of Europe, with several endemic species.

In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus is the home of the Twelve Olympians, the principal gods in the Greek pantheon. The Greeks thought of it as built up with crystal mansions wherein the gods dwelt. It is the spiritual analogue of the Upper World of shamanic cosmology.ca:Olimp da:Olympen de:Olymp el:Όλυμπος es:Olimpo fr:Olympe ko:올림포스의 12신 it:Olimpo (Grecia) he:אולימפוס la:Olympus nl:Olympus (berg) ja:オリンポス山 no:Olympos pl:Gra Olimp pt:Monte Olimpo ru:Олимп sv:Olympen uk:Олімп zh:奥林匹斯

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