|“||Mount Olympus; born from the depths of the Underworld, rooted in the River of Souls, our mountain emerged out of the Chaos.||”|
In Greek MythologyEdit
After the Great Titanomachy, Olympus' Palace was constructed by the Cyclopes, the one-eyed giants who were freed by Zeus from the depths of Tartarus. In their gratitude, they gave Zeus his trademark Thunderbolts. Hephaestus, the talented God of the Smiths and the Forge, created all of the furnishings and artwork on Olympus and even made some of the chairs and tables that were able to move themselves in and out of the celestial hall.
In the God of War SeriesEdit
At the end of God of War II, Kratos was seen climbing Mount Olympus with the Titans, and said that he planned the destruction of Olympus and all of the Olympians who stood in his way in order to get revenge. On Mount Olympus, was the city of Olympia, which was home to many Mortals who worshiped the great Olympians. The mountain and its temples were heavily defended by creatures like undead Sentries, Fiends, Archers, Guardians, Chimeras, Centaurs, Cyclopes, Minotaurs, Satyrs, Harpies, Sirens, and Gorgons, who all served Olympus. Many of the rooms contained different kinds of relics and decorations, including statues or shrines that were dedicated to the Gods of Olympus. Aphrodite's and Poseidon's Chambers were located in the upper gardens of the Olympus Gardens. Zeus' Battle Arena was located at the peak of Olympus that contained two rock-sided pieces which resembled an eagle's wings shape, which eventually got destroyed during Gaia's demise.
Locations and Objects of Importance:
- Chain of Balance
- Olympus' Garden
- Icarus Vent
- The Tomb of Ares
- Flame of Olympus
- Poseidon's Chamber
- Aphrodite's Chamber
- Zeus' Throne Room
- Kratos' Throne Room
- Hyperion Gates
- Chamber of the Flame
- Caverns of Olympus
- Caves of Olympus
- Path of Eos
- Zeus' Battle Arena
In God of War III, during the Second Titanomachy, the Titans, who were temporarily in league with Kratos, attempted to ascend the mountain. However, many, if not all, were killed during the climb. Many were repeatedly pulled off and fell to the foot of the mountain, including Perses and Gaia.
When Kratos pulled the Labyrinth up the mountain, it destroyed most of its inside supports. Upon Gaia's death, her body crumbled into boulders and chunks of rocks which fell on Olympus, which destroyed most of its buildings and part of the mountain itself. Zeus' death also affected the mountain as well.
- A smaller version of the top of Mount Olympus appeared in the Multiplayer part of God of War: Ascension, and acted as a Training Ground to hone the warriors' skills.
- In real life, Mount Olympus is 9,573 feet tall. That should have meant that Gaia and Cronos were 6 times smaller - since Stig stated that Cronos was 1,600 feet tall and so was Gaia. However, Mount Olympus was shown to be much larger in the series.
- According to God of War II book guide, if someone were to fall from the top of Mount Olympus, it would take three days for them to land on Earth. Assuming a full 72 hours and a free-fall speed of 122 mph, that would have meant that Mount Olympus was 46,062,992 feet tall (8724 miles / 14,040 km), which made it more than 4800 times taller than its real-world equivalent. However given the fact that Poseidon in God of War III managed to drop from top to bottom in the span of just a few minutes, it is likely just an exaggeration particularly considering that if the mountain really is that high, it would reach as far out as dark space above.