Some claim that they can see the face of Zeus on the rocky face of Mt. Olympus, the traditional home of the gods in Greek mythology.
The rocky face, which is located at around 2,400 meters (7874.016 feet) high, near the peak of the highest mountain in Greece, bears a striking resemblance to Zeus, king of the gods.
There are many debates regarding the nature of the image. Some believe that it is simply a trick of the eye while others claim that it may even be an ancient carving that was completed in honor of Zeus, who was said to reside near the peak of the mountain.
Mount Olympus is one of the great treasures of Greece. It is famous not only because of its status as house of the gods in Greek mythology but because of its great beauty and challenging climbing routes.
For thousands of years, it has inspired hundreds of stories and myths.
The peak of Olympus was reached for the first time on August 2, 1913 by the Swiss climbing team of Frédéric Boissonnas and Daniel Baud-Bovy, who were assisted by a mountain guide called Christos Kakkalos.
It is estimated that around 10,000 people climb Olympus every year, with most of them only reaching as far as one of its secondary peaks, called Skolio.
Zeus, king of gods, resided on Mt. Olympus
Zeus, the greatest of all the figures of Greek mythology, ruled over all the assembled gods and goddesses, along with his wife, Hera.
He was the god of the sky, lightning, and thunder in ancient Greek religion. His mythology and powers are similar, though not identical, to those of Indo-European deities such as Jupiter, Perkūnas, Perun, Indra, Dyaus and Thor.
The most fearsome of all the ancient Greek deities in every way, he was the child of Cronus and Rhea, the youngest of his siblings although sometimes counted as the eldest since the others required disgorging from Cronus’s stomach. He was said to have grown up on the Greek island of Naxos.
Zeus was infamous for his many love affairs and conquests, resulting in many divine, heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Persephone, Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Minos, and the Muses.