What is olympian?

  • (noun): A classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans.
    Synonyms: Olympic god
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Olympian - Places
... Olympian High School a high school in Chula Vista, California opened in 2006. ...
Tityos - Story
... Psyche Theseus Jane Ellen Harrison noted that, "To the orthodox worshipper of the Olympians he was the vilest of criminals as such Homer knew him" I saw Tityus too, son of the mighty Goddess Earth—spraw ... the local hero-cult had been superseded by the cult of the Olympian gods, an Olympian father provided, and the hero demonized ... A comparable giant chthonic pre-Olympian of a Titan-like order is Orion ...
The Last Olympian
... The Last Olympian is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology by Rick Riordan, published on May 5, 2009 ... fifth and final novel of the Percy Jackson the Olympians series and serves as the direct sequel to The Battle of the Labyrinth ... The Last Olympian revolves around the demigod Perseus Jackson as he leads his friends in a last stand to protect Mount Olympus ...
List Of Louisiana Tech University Alumni - Sports - Other
... Ayanna Alexander - Olympian triple jumper Chelsea Hayes - Olympian long jumper Olivia McKoy - Olympian javelin thrower Jason Morgan - Olympian discus thrower Don Shows - Bulldogs track and field athlete in ...
Cliff Meidl - Biography
... and the near loss of his legs at age 20, he battled to recover, and rose to become a two-time Olympian in the sport of kayaking ... The two-time Olympian partners with foundations and 501(c3) organizations to advocate educational awareness, promote the sport of kayaking, and recognize individuals for exceptional effort, courage, and achievement ... was one of 20 athletes honored in a special collectible set called the Olympian Heroes Series, alongside such greats as Peter Vidmar, Rafer Johnson, and Mark Spitz ...

More definitions of "olympian":

  • (adj): Of or pertaining to the greater gods of ancient Greece whose abode was Mount Olympus.
    Example: "Olympian deities"
  • (noun): An athlete who participates in the Olympic games.
  • (adj): Of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants.
    Example: "Olympian plain"
    Synonyms: Olympic
  • (adj): Majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters.
    Example: "Olympian detachment"; "olympian beauty and serene composure"
    Synonyms: majestic

Famous quotes containing the word olympian:

    GOETHE, raised o’er joy and strife,
    Drew the firm lines of Fate and Life,
    And brought Olympian wisdom down
    To court and mar, to gown and town,
    Stooping, his finger wrote in clay
    The open secret of to-day.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The feelings that Beethoven put into his music were the feelings of a god. There was something olympian in his snarls and rages, and there was a touch of hellfire in his mirth.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    The Olympian gods cannot have grand passions because they cannot die.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)