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OLYMPOS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ολυμπος Olympos Olympus Mount Olympus

OLYMPOS (or Olympus) was a mountain in Antolian Phrygia (modern Turkey) and its god of Phrygia. The Phrygian Mount Olympos should not be confused with the Thessalian mountain of the same name Olympos, home of the Olympian gods.

PARENTS
Presumably a son GAIA like the other Mountains
OFFSPRING
MARSYAS (Apollodorus 1.24, Ovid Metamorphoses 6.382)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 24 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Apollon also slew Marsyas, the son of Olympos."

Strabo, Geography 20. 3. 14 (trans. Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"And when they [the poets] bring Seilenos (Silenus) and Marsyas and Olympos into one and the same connection [with Rhea and Dionysos], and make them the historical inventors of flutes, they again, a second time, connect the Dionysiac and the Phrygian rites; and they often in a confused manner drum on Ida and Olympos as the same mountain. Now there are four peaks of Ida called Olympos, near Antandria; and there is also the Mysian Olympos, which indeed borders on Ida, but is not the same."

Ovid, Metamorphoses 6. 392 ff (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"The countryfolk, the Numina Silvarum [Sylvan Deities], the Fauni [Panes] and brother Satyri and the Nymphae, were all in tears [at the flaying alive of the Satyrus Marsyas], Olympus too, still loved."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.
  • Strabo, Geography - Greek Geography C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.