Web Theoi
ATHOS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Αθος Athos Athos Mount Athos

ATHOS was a mountain god of Thrake, north of Greece.

PARENTS
Presumably a son GAIA like the other Mountains

Strabo, Geography 14. 1. 23 (trans. Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"The temple [of Artemis at Ephesos] . . . was the work of Kheirokrates, the same man who built Alexandreia and the same man who proposed to Alexandros [the Great] to fashion Mount Athos into his likeness, representing him as pouring a libation from a kind of ewer into a broad bowl, and to make two cities, one on the right of the mountain and the other on the left, and a river flowing from one to the other."


Sources:

  • Strabo, Geography - Greek Geography C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.