The highest peak in Greece is Mount Olympus, near the northwestern Aegean coast. Was this taken as the literal home of the Olympian gods by worshipful ancient Greeks, or was it merely figurative to speak as though the gods resided on Olympus? Do any ancient Greek texts give very specific details when depicting Olympus? For example, are the buildings in 'heaven' supposed to rest on clouds or earth? I just reread the Iliad and the Odyssey, and unless I read something too cursorily, Homer's always rather vague about these matters. (But my question is about all extant ancient Greek texts, not just Homer.)



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