The Olympian Gods

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After having overthrown his father, Cronus, Zeus divided the universe, their father’s kingdom, in parts he shared between himself and his brothers. Poseidon gained the sea, Hades the underworld and Zeus the heavens. He founded his proper kingdom, on the top of the Mount Olympus, were he lived with his sisters, brothers and children.

The Olympian Gods were living on the Mount Olympus, associated, today, with the higher peak of the tallest mountain range, Olympos, in Greece. It is located 100 kilometres southwest of Thessaloniki, in the north of Greece.The most famous and important Olympian Gods inhabiting Olympus are twelve, but other minor deities and gods were also welcome to live there:
Zeus, Poseidon,Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus,Hera , Hermes, Hestia, Artemis.

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