Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Mount Olympus - The Throne of Zeus
The mystical mountain continues to inspire and evoke spiritual understanding through mythology. Olympus mountain exists and so does evidence of ancient times with ruins of the temples, archealogical findings. Museums have evidence of ancient history preserved for people. Throughout the ages people have been encouraged to seek the truth and also spiritual understanding in context.
"Fragment of a Hellenistic relief (1st century BC – 1st century AD) depicting the Twelve Olympians carrying their attributes in procession; from left to right, Hestia (scepter), Hermes (winged cap and staff), Aphrodite (veiled), Ares (helmet and spear), Demeter (scepter and wheat sheaf), Hephaestus (staff), Hera (scepter), Poseidon (trident), Athena (owl and helmet), Zeus (thunderbolt and staff), Artemis (bow and quiver), and Apollo (cithara) (from the Walters Art Museum)"
"Every Olympian had his own palace, which was mostly used as a dormitory. The gods were living their lives with a similar rhythm to the mortals, obeying to rules, abiding to customs and gathering from time to time in the main palace, the palace of Zeus, for small conferences.
The Olympian Gods used to socialize during dining time, where they were taking decisions on the fate of the world and the mortals while eating ambrosia and drinking nectar. The Olympians had a whole staff at their service, like doctors, servants, preachers and doorkeepers, the Horae, who had the mission to open and close the gates of Mount Olympus to the outside world. However, should a god break an oath, he would be cursed to live nine years away from Mount Olympus and not be able to take part in any of the gods' gatherings."
Dion, at the foot of Mount Olympus, is site of a large temple dedicated to Zeus, also temples to Demeter and Isis the Egyptian goddess. In 2006, a 2200 year old statue of Hera was found built into the walls of the city.
Mount Olympus rises up on the borders between Thessaly and Macedonia and in the middle of the mainland of Greece.
Mount Olympus was formed approximately 200 million years ago. Ancient sanctuaries on its slopes and peaks have included Jupiterʼs sanctuary on Saint Antoniosʼ peak. Mount Olympus is famous for the important monasteries of Saint Dionysios, of Petra, of Sparmo and of Virgin Mary of Kanala.
In 1938, Olympus was declared as a National Park. About 50 years ago a special regime was enforced to protect this part of Greece.
Specific laws prohibit any kind of exploitation in the east side of the mountain, about 10,000 acres - the core of the National Park. The area around this is designated as “peripheral zone of the National Park” so that its management and exploitation won’t affect negatively the protection of the core.
Olympus is internationally known for ecological characteristics; incomparable natural beauty also ancient Greek mythology. In 1981 UNESCO declared “Olympus a Biosphere Reserve”. The European Community has included Olympus in the list of “The Most Important Bird areas of the European Community”.
Although Mount Olympus and Olympia are in different locations - Olympia is in the Pelopponese, the large peninsula forming the southwest of Greece, both are also connected. The Statue of Zeus made by the Greek sculptor Phidias, circa 432 BC was erected in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece. This was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Athena is the eldest daughter of Zeus, King of the Olympian Gods and his first wife, Metis, the goddess of prudence - Athena became the leader chosen by the people with her gift of the Olive Tree. She will have inherited both her mother and fathers DNA. Zeus is King of Wisdom. Athena is Queen of Wisdom. Sophia Wisdom prevails.
One time Zeus and the Olympian's had to battle the Titans. He appointed Nike as Charioteer. The Titans released a monster named Typhon to destroy Zeus and his power on the Thone. Most of the Olympian family fled to Athens. Nike stayed with Zeus and defend Mount Olympus and the power of the gods.
Our connection to ancient history continues today with the Olympic Games, especially as the Sacred flame is lit in ancient Olympia. Nike is the Goddess of Victory and connected to Athena. Nike Goddess is seen on all the Olympic Medals.
Athena, my mother was born in Athens in Greece and was guided to come to London, England, where she made her home. After my mother's death in 1986, my father left England go live in Greece, where he became a legal resident and domicile there. He died a few miles away from Mount Olympus in Larissa. Greek Law applies.
This is how we see divine providence unfolding very clearly.
People ask how God's Kingdom on Earth will be established. First people need to know God rules this earth and not man. The mystery of divine providence is being willing to keep an open mind - seek the truth and keep seeking what is relevant to know. Everything is predestined. There are signs everywhere.
In London Olympics, Zara Phillips is riding a horse named 'High Kingdom'. The Kingdom 'in heaven' is to be established on earth.
Peace, love and best wishes
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Posted by Lady Pauline Maria