Type: Mystic realm
Usual Means of Access: Magic
Dominant Lifeform: Greco-Roman gods
Prominent Inhabitants: Zeus, Hercules, Venus, Ares
Comments: Olympus is the home of the Olympian gods,
a small otherdimensional planetary body whose natural and
physical nature and physics are different from those of
planetary bodies in the Earthly dimension. Olympus thus
resembles the Asgardian continent, although Olympus is apparently
much smaller, no bigger than a lager city. Olympus is not
a sphere like the Earth or its moon, but a relatively flat
asteroid-like landmass suspended in space. Olympus does
not rotate about its axis, nor does it revolve about a sun.
Olympus has intervals of day and night (of undisclosed durations)
but apparently no change in season. It is not know if Olympus's
source of light and heat is Earth's sun, or a glowing ball
of light dissimilar to a star in most of its properties.
Unlike Earth, where the force of gravitation radiates from
the mass of the planet, Olympus has gravity, which apparently
radiates from some point or object beneath the suspended
landmass. Consequently, there is a topside to Olympus, upon
which beings can stand.
There is apparently some force that keeps the bottom and
edges of Olympus's landmass from eroding away. This force
also prevents Olympus's atmosphere from escaping. Olympus
is surrounded by what Olympians call "the Abyss,"
which may be similar to Asgard's "see of Space."
The exact nature of space in the Olympus dimension is unknown.
While the gravity of Olympus is roughly analogous to Earth's,
common Olympian matter is considerably denser than Earth's
on the Average. Consequently, a chair made of Olympian wood
would be more massive, heavier, and more durable than a
chair made of analogous Earthly wood.
Olympus is linked to at least four other dimensions. The
dimension bridge between Olympus and Earth passes through
the principal nexus between Olympus and the Earth dimension,
which is located somewhere on Mount Olympus in Greece. There
is also a nexus between Olympus and Hades, the otherdimensional
land of the dead, and an apparently artificial nexus between
Olympus and Asgard. Finally, there is a bride leading to
a larger realm, apparently in yet another dimension, from
which the Olympian race may have originated. Olympus itself
seems to be the home of the major Olympian gods and their
servants; possibly other beings of ancient Greek and Roman
myth live across this bridge.
Among the major buildings of Olympus are the great halls
of the principal Olympian gods and the Pantheon Hall, where
the Olympian high council meet. Those Titans not confined
to the land of the dead live in an enclave amid the large
forest governed by Artemis. Wrongdoers are punished at the
"Place of Plain."
First Appearance: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERYANNUAL #1