Πέμπτη, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Parnassus - Παρνασσός

                    This post today is dedicated for a blogger friend parnassus a very interesting blog ,
                                                       if you have time visit it !
                                           Is  Greek name of a mountain  with a lot of history !
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parnassus
Liakoura
Mount Parnassus
Elevation             2,457 m (8,061 ft)
Mount Parnassus, also Parnassos (Greek: Παρνασσός), is a mountain of limestone in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth, and offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs, and the home of the Muses. The mountain was also favored by the Dorians. There is a theory that Parna- derived from the same root as the word in Luwian meaning House.

Orpheus, life and events in Parnassus.
Mount Parnassus is named after Parnassos, the son of the nymph Kleodora and the man Kleopompus. A city, of which Parnassos was leader, was flooded by torrential rains. The citizens ran from the flood, following wolves' howling, up the mountain slope. There the survivors built another city, and called it Lykoreia, which in Greek means "the howling of the wolves." While Orpheus was living[2] with his mother and his eight beautiful aunts on Parnassus, he met Apollo who was courting the laughing muse Thalia. Apollo became fond of Orpheus and gave him a little golden lyre, and taught him to play it. Orpheus's mother taught him to make verses for singing. As the Oracle of Delphi was sacred to the god Apollo, so did the mountain itself become associated with Apollo. According to some traditions, Parnassus was the site of the fountain Castalia and the home of the Muses; according to other traditions, that honor fell to Mount Helicon, another mountain in the same range. As the home of the Muses, Parnassus became known as the home of poetry, music, and learning.
Parnassus was also the site of several unrelated minor events in Greek mythology.
In some versions of the Greek flood myth, the ark of Deucalion comes to rest on the slopes of Parnassus. This is the version of the myth recounted in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Orestes spent his time in hiding on Mount Parnassus.
Parnassus was sacred to the god Dionysus.
The Corycian Cave, located on the slopes of Parnassus, was sacred to Pan and to the Muses.
In Book 19 of The Odyssey, Odysseus recounts a story of how he was gored in the thigh during a boar hunt on Mount Parnassus in his youth.
Parnassus was also the home of Pegasus, the winged horse of Bellerophon.

Mount Parnassus.
The name "Parnassus" in literature typically refers to its distinction as the home of poetry, literature, and learning; the Montparnasse area in Paris, France, for example, bears its name from the many literature students who recited poetry in the streets, who as a result nicknamed it "(le) Mont Parnasse".



Parnassus today

Today, the slopes of Mount Parnassus are the location of two ski centres. The Parnassos Ski Centre is composed of two sections, Kellaria and Fterolakka, which together make up the largest ski center in Greece. A smaller ski centre (only two drag lifts) called Gerontovrahos is across a ridge from Kellaria. Parnassus is mined for its abundant supply of bauxite which is converted to aluminium oxide and then to aluminium.
The construction of the ski resort started in 1975 and was completed in 1976, when the first two drag lifts operated in Fterolaka. In 1981 the construction of a new ski area was completed in Kelaria, while in winter season 1987–1988 the chair lift Hermes started operating and connected the two ski areas. Both ski resorts continued expanding and in 1993 the first high-speed quad in Greece was installed, named Hercules. Today the ski center operates with 14 lifts,a 4-seater cable car, a 4-seater high-speed chair lift, four 3-seaters, one 2-seater chair lift and 6 drag lifts, with a maximum capacity of about 5000 people per hour. The ski center boasts 25 marked ski runs and about 12 ski routes of 30 km total length while the lFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

                                                                   MUSES


                                                 The muses dancing with god Apollo

Muses in ancient Greek mythology are nine ancient deities. Apollo was their leader (Apollo Musagetes).
According to Hesiod's Theogony, were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne.
Their names are:
Name of museSphere of influence
CalliopeEpic poetry
ClioHistory
EuterpeFlutes and lyric poetry
ThaliaComedy and pastoral poetry
MelpomeneTragedy
TerpsichoreDance
EratoLove poetry
PolyhymniaSacred poetry
UraniaAstronomy
                                          All the information and image via Wikipedia  .                                                        I hope that  you take an idea about this mountain !!
                                                Have a nice day !!


13 σχόλια:

  1. Hello Olympia:
    'Road to Parnassus' is, we agree, an absolutely enchanting blog. It is beautifully written, carefully researched, interesting in its content and wonderfully presented. It has been our great pleasure to have been readers for some time now and we have never failed to be charmed by the posts which we have read.

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  2. Guter Beitrag und so werde ich den Blog auch einmal besuchen...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  3. Hello Olympia, What a delightful tribute and unexpected surprise this is. I did not know all of that background information on the history of Mount Parnassus; my paltry efforts really seem to fade into significance when compared to the events that transpired on their namesake mountain.

    In order to deserve this honor, I will try to seek out every more interesting topics for posts. Thank you for this great compliment.

    --Road to Parnassus

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  4. Καλησπέρα Ολυμπία!Πολύ ωραία ανάρτηση!Εχω πάη στό χιονοδρομικό τού Παρνασσού!!Εχω καί μία απίθανη συνταγή καρυδόπιτας από τήν Αράχωβα!!Πολλά φιλάκια φίλη μου!!

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  5. Πολύ όμορφο αφιέρωμα στον Παρνασσό. Έχω πάει πολλές φορές αλλά τόσες πληροφορίες δεν τις γνώριζα. Καλό βράδυ! Φιλιά!!

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  6. Μάθαμε για τον Παρνασσό τα πάντα!!
    Μπράβο Ολυμπία!!
    Φιλιά!

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  7. Dear Olympia - so glad that you wrote this piece about Parnassus, the centre for so many of the Greek myths not least Apollo, the home of poetry, literature, and learning - The Road to Parnassus is a very appropriate title for a blog and I too am happy that Parnassus is also one of my blogging friends.

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  8. What a lovely post about Parnassus, it looks such a pretty place.

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  9. Dearest Olympia,

    Great post and it was already in High School that I loved the ancient Greek history... It is so rich and meaningful even till today!
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  10. λατρεύω την Ελλάδα , τις ομορφιές , την ιστορία , την μυθολογία της
    πολύ όμορφη ανάρτηση

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  11. Γεια σας κυρια Ολυμπια!
    Πολυ ωραια αναρτηση γεματη πληροφοριες. Ευχαριστουμε κα για το λινκ στο μπλογκ The Road to Parnassus, ειναι πολυ ενδιαφερον.
    Καλο Σαββατοκυριακο! :)

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