|“||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 the furnishings and artwork on Olympus, even making some of the chairs and tables 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 can be seen climbing Mount Olympus with the Titans, and says he plans the destruction of Olympus and all the Olympians who stand in his way to get revenge. On Mount Olympus is the city of Olympia which is home to many mortals worshipping the great Olympians. The mountain and its temples are heavily defended by creatures like the undead sentries, fiends, archers, and guardians, chimeras, centaurs, cyclopes, minotaurs, Satyrs, Harpies, sirens, and gorgons all serving Olympus. Many of the rooms contain different kinds of relics and decorations, including statues or shrines dedicated to the Gods of Olympus. Aphrodite's and Poseidon's chambers are located in the upper gardens of the Olympus Gardens. Zeus' Battle Arena is located at the peak of Mt. Olympus that contained two rock sided pieces which resemble an eagle's wings shape, which eventually got destroyed during Gaia's demise.
This is also the place where Kratos killed Zeus and released Hope to mankind in the midst of Chaos.
Some locations and objects of importance:
- Olympus, the home of the Gods.
- The Chain of Balance, which secures the bond between Olympus and the Underworld.
- Olympus' Garden
- The City of Olympia
- Icarus Vent
- The Tomb of Ares
- The Labyrinth
- The Flame of Olympus
- Poseidon's Chamber
- Aphrodite's Chamber
- Zeus's Throne room
- Kratos' Throne Room
- The Forum
- Several Hyperion Gates
- Chamber of the Gods
- Caverns of Olympus
- Caves of Olympus
- Path of Eos
- Zeus' Battle Arena
In God of War III, during the Second Titanomachy, the Titans, 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, destroying most of its buildings and part of the mountain itself. Zeus' death affected the mountain as well.
- A smaller version of the top of Mount Olympus appears in the multiplayer part of God of War: Ascension, it acts as a training ground to hone the warriors' skills.
- In real life, Mount Olympus is 9,573 feet tall. That should mean Gaia and Cronos are 6 times smaller - since Stig stated Cronos was 1,600 feet tall and so should Gaia. However, Mount Olympus is shown to be much larger in the series.
- According to the God of War 2 book guide, if someone were to fall from top of Mount Olympus, it would take three days for them to land on Earth.