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Mount Olympus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mount Olympus a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)
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Usage

In literature:

The highest peaks are Mount Constance and Mount Olympus, said to be about eight thousand feet high.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
William Forrester sat, quite alone, in the room which had been given him on Mount Olympus.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Troy, like a modern academy, is classical, as well as commercial, having Mount Olympus on one side, and Mount Ida in its rear.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The consul first advanced to Mount Olympus.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
At length Xerxes saw before him Mount Olympus, on the northern boundary of the land of Hellas or Greece.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
His home is on Mount Olympus.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
The fanciful thought of Mount Olympus on Earth came into his mind, although this one was not so inaccessible, so parched and barren.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Something interesting was going forward on Mount Olympus.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
She sends her voice forth so that every god on Mount Olympus can hear her plaint.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Zeus lived upon Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
We have just passed Mount Olympus; it looks glorious with the sun on it and snow-capped.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley
It is between Mounts Olympus and Ossa, and is situated between the town of Larissa and the sea.
"The Borghesi Astronomical Clock in the Museum of History and Technology" by Silvio A. Bedini
At our feet lay the historic plains of Marathon, and in the distance rose the snow-capped peaks of Mount Olympus.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
It was renamed Mount Olympus fourteen years later by John Meares.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
The giants had decided to invade Mount Olympus.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Our road ran unshaded and dusty through the outskirts of Brusa, with Mount Olympus towering above us.
"By Desert Ways to Baghdad" by Louisa Jebb
He is supposed, in coasting southward, to have caught sight of Mount Olympus in 47 deg.
"The Oregon Territory" by Travers Twiss
It was great fun to see the students go climbing up around Mount Olympus there.
"The Personality of American Cities" by Edward Hungerford
It lay on the eastern side of Mount Olympus.
"The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas" by Jesse L. Hurlbut
Our ascent of the first plateau of Mount Olympus was splendid, at least so I thought, when I was safely down again.
"Three Months Abroad" by Anna Vivanti
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In poetry:

There is that story of the golden bit
By Goddess given to tame the lightning steed:
A mortal who could mount, and sit
Flying, and up Olympus midway speed.
"Bellerophon" by George Meredith

In news:

There was room at the top for Usain Bolt, who after repeating in both sprints as the world's fastest blur, blared from his own personal Mount Olympus: "I am now a living legend, bask in my glory.".
Trooper Beesley, who was also a member of the Corrine Fire Department, fell to his death last week while on a helicopter rescue mission after he helped save two stranded hikers on Mount Olympus.
MAYBE IT'S because of the movie "Troy" that I imagined the ancient gods of Mount Olympus, armed with TV controllers and chortling over the hilarious vanity of one Vin Diesel, a man who glows and hums with his own legend.
Irving "Kap" Kaplansky, one of the nation's most distinguished and beloved mathematicians, who for many years ran a kind of Mount Olympus for mathematicians in the Berkeley Hills, died June 25 in Sherman Oaks at age 89.
Salt Lake man rescued from Utah's Mount Olympus .
A 19-year-old Salt Lake man was found on Mount Olympus Saturday night after being stranded on a ledge there since Wednesday.
Utah Highway Patrol Officer Aaron Beesley died during rescue operations on Mount Olympus after falling about 60 feet from a cliff Saturday.
Mount Olympus Garden open in Holladay.
Legacy From Photography's Mount Olympus .
Just as Mount Olympus was the divine kingdom of the Olympian gods and the most worshipped place in Greece, Mt Olympus Water & Theme Park, located in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Is quickly making its mark in history, one mile at a time.
Though she thinks Trevor is insane, she also thinks his insistence that he must match 200 mortals before he can re-enter Mount Olympus makes him a good subject for a case study.
Mount Olympus at The Grotto.
The search for the perfect flat may have lead you all the way to Mount Olympus, but if you'll climb down and return to the Bay Area Yosi Samra has the flat to end your epic quest.
Stop by and see us for some Mount Olympus Water Park passes.
Terry Richard Nearing the summit of Mount Olympus on a Mazamas climb led by Bob Breivogel of Portland.
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