In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was the dwelling of the Olympian Gods and it was created after the Titanomachy, the battle during which the Olympians defeated their predecessors, the Titans, in a 10 year long war.The peak Mytikas was then called Pantheon and was the venue where all the fiery discussions among the deities took place.
According to Homer’s Odyssey, however, the peak never has storms and it basks in cloudless aithēr (Greek: “pure upper air”; thus “ether”). Later writers elaborated upon this description, which may have originated from the observation that the peak is often visible above a belt of relatively low clouds. There was also a place where the Throne of Zeus was located. The twelve Olympians and gods that resided at Mount Olympus were:
- Poseidon (stays under the water by choice)
- Hades (stays in the underworld by choice)
- Herakles (protector of the Gods)
- Momus (banned)
Apart from the gods, the foot of the mountain was also the place where the nine Muses lived.