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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureMythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago

What was Rome's version of Mount Olympus called?

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In respect of where did the Roman Gods live??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There is no change - it is known as "Mount Olympus" in both Roman and Greek mythology. The gods lived in the same place in both mythologies.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Rome didn't have a Mount Olympus. The Roman gods were evolved from the various other societies that they took over from, i.e. the Etruscans and in the south the Greeks, Persians and Syrians.

    Many of the Gods were planetary, so lived in the heavens. Some resided in the Underworld, others in the sea and water.

    By the time Roman society formed, most worship took place in designated Temples. Which was where they communicated with the grander gods.

    In early Greek society many of the sacred places started as groves or natural temples, so Mount Olympus was amongst these earlier traditions.

  • Thalia
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Greeks and the Romans (who borrowed from the Greeks) both called the home of the gods "Olympus."

    The main difference was how they imagined heaven. The old Greek poets (like Homer and Hesiod) pictured the gods living on an acropolis (fortified hill) filled with Greek palaces.

    The Roman poets on the other hand describe the gods living at the zenith of heaven, in a palace complex like that of the Palatine Hill of Rome.

    Each saw the gods as a reflection of their own society.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Romans are kind of a special case when it comes to mythology. They actually "stole" pieces of various world myths from the races they conquered. The Greek gods tended to be primary in the Roman myths. The Romans actually took and matched the Greek gods to pieces they already had and gave them more Roman names. There wasn't a specific place that the Roman gods inhabited (as the Greek gods did). They most likely referred to it as Olympus as well.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    He was on mount Olympus in Greece, moron. Not mount Olympus in Washington State.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually there is no Roman equivalent of the Greek Mt. Olympus as the legendary home of the twelve great gods just named the Olympians in Greek mythology and simply ‘Dii’ / ‘Di’ ( ‘gods’ ) by the Romans.

    In fact the home of the Roman god Jupiter(Latin, “Iuppiter”) which was the Roman counterpart of the Greek Zeus and the supreme god of the Roman pantheon, was exactly the same Mt. Olympus ( in Thessaly , southwest of the city of Thessaloniki in northern Greece) that Greek mythology considered as the home of the Olympians (Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysos, Hephaistos, Hermes, Poseidon).

    Also the Roman equivalent of the gods Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysos, Hephaistos, Hermes, Poseidon, i.e. respectively Jupiter, Juno, Venus, Apollo, Mars, Diana, Minerva, Ceres, Bacchus, Vulcan, Mercurius, Neptunus, had their home on the Mt.Olympus.

  • Tammy
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Because Zeus died along with the zenith of power held by the Greeks when they once, controlled that region of the world. Those who had God as their "God" were going onto greatness and total world domination like the U.K., U.S. , Canada & Australia. Now; we are embracing gods of $, fame, and self-importance while at the same time denouncing a belief in God as Sovereign Head are slowly in demise - going the way of Zeus and the current technology in your computer.

  • 1 decade ago

    It was the same, as far as I know.

    ADD-ON: The Romans DID have their own gods, despite this whole Zeus-Jupiter, and what-not going on. It wasn't until a point in history, when the Romans overtook the Greeks, that they took from their culture to add onto their own.

    Which means, ladies and gents, that ZEUS AND JUPITER ARE NOT THE SAME GOD.

    Yay!

  • 1 decade ago

    Rome was built on seven hills.

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