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Olympus \Olympus\ prop. n. A mountain in Northeastern Greece; -- it was believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods.

Syn: Mount Olympus, Mt. Olympus, Olimbos.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

high mountain in Thessaly, abode of the gods, from Greek Olympos, of unknown origin. The name was given to several mountains, each seemingly the highest in its district.

Olympus (Marvel Comics)
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Olympus (comics)

Olympus, in comics, may refer to:

  • Olympus (Marvel Comics), the home of the Greek Gods in Marvel Comics
  • Olympus, the home of the DC Comics' Olympian Gods (DC Comics)
  • Olympus (Image Comics), a 2009 series from Image Comics

It may also refer to:

  • Olympia (comics), a Marvel Comics location and home of the Eternals
  • Olympian (comics), a DC Comics superhero

Olympus or Olympos may refer to:

Olympus (musician)

Olympus (or Olympos, ) is the name of two ancient Greek musicians, one mythical who lived before the Trojan war, and one apparently real, who lived in the 7th century BC. Both musicians were connected with the auletic music, which had its origin in Phrygia. It is possible that the elder and mythical Olympus was invented through some mistake respecting the younger and historical Olympus.

Instrumental music was apparently introduced into Greece by Olympus.

Olympus (sculpture)

Olympus is a public art work by American artist Charles Ginnever located at the Lynden Sculpture Garden near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sculpture is an abstract made of weathering steel arranged in triangular shapes which rise successively in height; it is installed on the lawn.

Olympus (TV series)

Olympus is a Canadian/ British fantasy television series that premiered on Super Channel in Canada on April 2, 2015. The first season had thirteen episodes, and concluded on July 2, 2015.

Usage examples of "olympus".

First Mothers, bankrolled by Councillor Alaina, had bought Olympus cheap.

Mount Everestat one-third the height of Olympus Monsor balloonists in pressurized gondolas at fifteen or twenty miles up.

A poetical dialogue then followed, to the effect that the favorite of the goddess, Prince Alexis of Kinesma, was about sending his son, Prince Boris, into the gay world, wherein himself had already displayed all the gifts of all the divinities of Olympus.

The sky above the summit of Olympus Mons was blue, and filled with dozens of flying chariots being guided by gods and goddesses.

What might have gladdened and elevated poor suffering and blinded humanity as a wonderful masterpiece of art, like the book of Hiob, or the Iliad, or Prometheus Vinctus, or the Athene of the Parthenon, or the Zeus of Olympus, showing how man in the creations of the artist rises highest above personal pettiness and weakness, how the genius in fiction creates the highest perfection, such as has never been seen in flesh and blood, has now, as an invented historical occurrence, driven the whole world to the rudest falsifications of truth and impossible efforts of imitation.

Olympus itself, rising right at the edge of the Tethys ocean, was staggering in its immensity, an endless cone of icefields rising to an impossibly green summit with a series of blue lakes in its caldera.

Olympus, discharging its cargo of scrap metal, and lifting on repulsers in time for the next shuttle to take its place.

Although they wondered about Olympus, about whether those strange superwomen whose world was off-limits to all were sincere in their religion or practicing a new and slow but effective form of conquest.

The First Mothers, bankrolled by Councillor Alaina, had bought Olympus cheap.

The three immense volcanoes of the Tharsis Bulge and the even bigger caldera of Olympus Mons seemed to be staring down at him like the four monstrous wide round eyes of a demon, staring balefully.

To his immediate right Olympus sat profiled against the multicolored western sky, and he noticed for the first time that the southern slope of the volcano seemed climbable, a bit of information he filed away for future reference.

At Chemmis, gorged, I let her go, paused to wash my mandibles at a drinking fountain near the empty temple, then sped burping up to Olympus just in time to see, with my left eyes, wrathful Zeus, thunderbolt in hand, sitting on the sill among the shit and shards of the celestial chamberpot, smashed either by himself in anger or by his overtaken wife in fright.

It is composed of the juice of cherries, brandy, sugar, and cinnamon, and cannot be surpassed, I am sure, by the nectar of Olympus.

He slid his backup camera, an Olympus XA he normally carried out of photographer's habit, from the breast pocket of his coat.

But there was no peace after that with Andromeda: now she claimed I'd given in out of weakness, or to curry favor on Olympus: was I pandering to public opinion, yielding to the pedophagic protest groups, or kicking over my traces like a foolish forty-year-old?