1 : one of the ancient Greek deities dwelling on Olympus … has suggested to some that he was a new god, accepted late into the Greek pantheon of Olympians.— M. C. Howatson. 2 : a being of lofty detachment or superior attainments.
Where does the word Olympian come from?
The noun meaning “one of the twelve greater god of ancient Greece” is attested from 1843, from Late Latin Olympianus, from Greek Olympios “pertaining to Olympus.” The sense of “one who competes in the (modern) Olympic Games” is from 1976 (see Olympic).
Is Zeus an Olympian?
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus.
Who was the most feared God?
|Personification of fear|
|Possibly Phobos and Ares in Ares’s chariot (510-530 BCE).|