Why did the Greeks believe that gods live on mount Olympus?
The Greeks based all their beliefs on their imagination not based on science. Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, so they believed that Zeus(supream ruler of the gods and ruler of the sky) threw lighting bolts down from the mountain duing thunder storms. of course the Greeks couldn't actually see the gods because mount Olympus's peek is surrounded by clouds.
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Demos The Greeks fabled the gods to dwell on mount Olympus because, simply it was a very high peak, with the summit in cloud.
Athena, Artemis, Zeus, Posiedon, Hera, Hermes, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Dionysus (Hestia gave up her throne to him but she is still considered an Olympian in some lists), Apollo and Demeter. Hades is the god of the underworld (with his wife Persephone,daughter of Demeter) and is the brother of P…osiedon and Zeus. Cupid is the son of Ares and Aphrodite even though Aphrodite is married to Hephaestus. (MORE)
The Olympian gods were a group of 12: Zeus Poseidon Hades Ares Apollo Hermes Hephaestus
Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hermes, Dionysus, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Demeter, are the 12 major gods and goddesses and the gods who had thrones on Mt. Olympus. Other gods and goddesses like Hestia, lived on Mt. Olympus but did not have thrones. Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, …Artemis, Ares, Hermes, Dionysus, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Demeter, are the major gods and goddesses and the gods who had thrones on Mt. Olympus. Other gods and goddesses, like Hestia, lived on Mt. Olympus but did not have thrones. (MORE)
Uranus represents the sky and with Gaea (the earth) he begot the next generation of gods and titans. One of those, Cronus, became the father of Zeus, who with his siblings chose Mt Olympus as their abode.
Zeus , Lord of the Skies . Posiedon , God of the Seas and Earth . Athena , Goddess of Wisdom, Battle, Useful Arts . Hera , Goddess of Motherhood, Marriage . Phobus Apollo , God of Music, Medicine, Poetry, Archery, Bachelor, Prophecies, Sun . Phobus Artemis , Goddess of Hunt, Maiden . Her…mes , God of Travel, Merchants, Thievery, Messenger God . Dionysus , God of Wine, Insanity . Hephaestus , God of Forge . Ares , God of War, Weapons . Demeter , Goddess of Agriculture, Harvest . Aphrodite , Goddess of Love, Beauty (MORE)
Do you mean what's the association of Mount Olympus and the Greek Gods?. If so, Mount Olympus is the mountain of which the Greek Gods lived on top.
hey sat in their thrones the women goddesses are on one side and men goddesses on the other
Just after Zeus dethroned his father Cronus, he and his siblings fled to Mount Olympus and made it their home and dwelling.
Unfortunately we cannot ask the gods. They just settled there, it was the highest point they could find.
well they just lulled about and ate ambrosia and nectar. They also to affairs that were none of their bussinesses.
The were many minor gods that didn't live on Olympus. The only major god that didn't was Hades who lived in the underworld. It is also believed that Hercules didn't live on Olympus. He was a demi-god.
The mountain is still there, but the Greeks are now good Christians.. The ancient gods existed and they needed a good place to be. So they created this mountain.
Ancient Greeks believed gods and goddesses lived at the top of Mount Olympus because its peak was always shrouded with clouds. Of course, no one thought - or had the resources to- climb the mountain to see what was there.
Olympus was not a god. It is a Greek mountain, where the main gods were supposed to live.
i know the thrones were arranged in a U-shape, like a horse shoe. at the very end, hera sat on the left and to her right, Zeus sat. to the right of Zeus was poseidon. all gods sat on the right side and all the goddesses sat on the left. idk the rest, but im positive it said it in one of the Percy Ja…ckson books (MORE)
Everything! Holidays, festivals, theatre, art, weaving, fishing, hunting, farming, every aspect of Greek daily life was spent in worship or thanking of the Gods. Greeks would pray for safe travels, offer sacrafices for good lifes, and at one point Children would even donate all of their toys to Apol…lo and Artimis. People observed relgious festivals of fasting and feasting, donated money went out on certain days and constantly worshipped the all powerful gods (MORE)
since he defeated his father cronus and rescued his brothers and sisters from cronus's stomach. uw. they helped Zeus defeat him and he has fictionally ruled mt. Olympus ever since
Their palace was at the summit of the mountain. The throne room of the gods was at the very center of the palace.
Roman and Greek God Comparisons Roman Greek . Apollo . Apollo . Bacchus . Dionysus . Ceres . Demeter . Cupid . Eros . Diana . Artemis . Fortuna . Janus . Juno . Hera . Jupiter . Zeus . Maia . Mars . Ares . Mercury . Hermes . Minerva . Athena . Neptune . Poseidon . Plu…to . Hades . Proserpina . Persephone . Saturn . Cronus . Uranus . Ouranos . Venus . Aphrodite . Vesta . Hestia . Vulcan . Hephaestus . (MORE)
unless you count zeus's rotating lovers there were 12, if you do there were 14 or 15
Yes, as an Olympian goddess she did. She also lived in the mountains and in forest with her virgin huntresses.
The Greeks believed in many gods. Mount Olympus was so high that they thought it touched the sky. Many deities of Greek Mythology, including the king of gods Zeus, live there.
its because god is in the sky so other gods and goddesses want to go there too im not sure this is a right answer . its my opinion . post other opinions here now.
You must be a blood of a god to enter the gates. If you are mortal, then you must pray to them, worship them. That is what mortals did when they were on earth so they could be sent up to mount Olympus know to most people as Heaven. Just as the Underworld is Hell.
No not all Greek God's live on Mount Olympus. There are minor gods like Hestia and Janus. They do not live on Mount Olympus, only the major 12 do.
Zeus (Jupiter in Roman mythology) was the King of the gods and lived on Mount Olympus.
No, they are not As real as any other god. Of course they don't! They are just a myth. Though some peoplestill believe in them, they're NOT real. That's exactly like saying that Jesus wasn't real, thatGod/Allah/Buddha isn't real, that the God and the Goddess don'texist. By saying that the Olymp…ians do not exist, you arecritcising a belief that, in fact, used to be a major religion. I for one, believe that the Olympians exist. They may be part of amythology, but that doesn't make them fictional creatures. Watchwhat you say... They are mythological gods. They don't exist. People build houseson Mt. Olympus and live there and climb it. Are there any gods? No!Also Greek Mythology says Olympus reaches the heavens, it isn'teven as tall as Mt. Everest! (MORE)
He lived on Mount Olympus because Kronos lived on the biggestmountain in Greece Mount Othrys. But when they destroyed it Zeusdecided to make another Kingdom on the next much smaller mountain.Mount Olympus!!!
Olympian rulers: Hera Athena Artemis Aphrodite Demeter Hestia, then later Dionysus who took her place. Hephaestus Zeus Apollo Ares Poseidon Hermes
THey believed that because it was the tallest mountain in Greece so they thought that how they watched over them or that how they got to the sky.
Hercules is said to have become a god after his mortal death. Also, the only Olympian demigod was Dionysus; who was son of Zeus and Semele, who became the goddess Thyone.
Ancient Greeks did not have the same technologies and tolerances that we do. So, when people tried to climb Mount Olympus and never returned, their friends and family thought that the Gods disintegrated the climber.
Seeing as he was one of the 12 Olympians, I'll go ahead and say "Probably."
SInce Greeks didn't have science, they needed ways to explaincertain things. So they came up w/ the gods
Zues - God of the Air . Poseidon - God of the Sea . Hephaestus - God of Fire & Metalworking . Apollo - God of Music, Archery & The Sun . Dionysis - God of Wine . Ares - God of War . Hermes - God of Travel . Hera - Goddess of Marriage . Athena - Goddess of Wisdom & Battle Strategy . Afrodite… - Goddess of Love . Artemis - Goddess of the Hunt & The Moon . Demeter - Goddess of Fertility & Agriculture (MORE)
None of the gods lived on Olympos all the time except for Hera and Zeus and the minor gods. The Council of the Gods include Zeus, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, Hades, Hera, Hermes, and Hestia. These are the Olympian deities.
Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Aphrodite, Pan, Nike, Nemesis, Iris, Hecate, Asclepius, and many more.
Mount Olympus' god was Zeus, as he was King of the Gods and ruler of the skies.
All below are the "Twelve Olympians": Zeus, king of the Gods of Heaven Hera, queen of the Gods Demeter, queen goddess of the earth Poseidon, king of the seas Ares, god of war and men Hermes, god of travelers and heralds and thieves Apollo, god of music and prophesy Artemis, goddess of the wildernes…s Athena, goddess of war and wisdom Hephaestus, god of fire and metal and smiths Dionysus, god of the vine and wine Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty Yes that is right but there are more gods and goddess, like themuses, i hope that you can figure it out (MORE)
No. There is a reason why this category is called 'Greek and Roman MYTHOLOGIES', you know. Sorry about being so rash. It's just that so many people think that the myths are real!
I am assuming that you meant 'made', not 'mad'. Anyway, it is probably Hestia, goddess of the hearth.
The ancient Greeks seemed to believe that mountains, stars, trees, and rivers were all deities: only mountains reached toward the heavens, and Zeus was a god of sky and the heavens. Mt. Olympus is the tallest mountain in Greece and the summit is often hidden by clouds and is always covered with sn…ow. To the ancients, this must have been an indication that powerful deities resided there. (MORE)
because the Olympus mountain was the highest mountain in Greeceand it's summit is covered with snow and hidden by clouds whichmakes ancient greecs belived their must be something in top ofit.
the 12 were Jupiter, hera, diana, apollo, bacchus, neptune, mars, venus, mercury, ceres, prosperina, and vulcan. You can count hestia but shes just goddess f the hearth and doesn't have a throne. --- Roman God and Goddesses and Greek Gods and Goddesses are not the same! Greek Gods lived on Mount …Olympus, not the Roman Gods. Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Ares, Hestia, Athena, Hephaestus, Hermes, Dionysus, Poseidon, Artemis and Apollo were the 12 Olympians that lived on Mount Olympus. (MORE)
No, Odysseus is King of Ithaca, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of LaÃ«rtes and Anticlea
Back then, people didn't have advanced technology to explain whatwas going on. The had no logical explanations, so came up withgods. They thought that gods caused natural disasters, how theworld came to be, and death. There were no other explanations atthe time, so that is what they believed. Well, …they made up these gods from constellations. (a group ofstars that form an imaginary picture) They thought what they sawwere real so they made up the myth. They thought the gods put ofthe constellations for the Greeks to know about them. (MORE)
The Greeks believed in the Greek Gods simply because it was their religion, the same reason why any person believes in God or Allah. These beliefs affected their lives greatly because of rituals that had to be performed, church, and certain prohibited activities.
The gods had fire to keep them warm. Since the humans didn't havefire, the gods didn't have to worry about the humans trying toattack them.
In Greek mythology, 12 Olympians are the major deities. Zeus. Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Hestia or Dionysus