Mount Ossa (Greece)

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Mount Ossa
Distant view of Kissavos.jpg
Elevation 1,978 m (6,490 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,854 m (6,083 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Mount Ossa is located in Greece
Mount Ossa
Mount Ossa
Larissa regional unit, Greece
Coordinates 39°47′49″N 22°41′13″E / 39.79694°N 22.68694°E / 39.79694; 22.68694Coordinates: 39°47′49″N 22°41′13″E / 39.79694°N 22.68694°E / 39.79694; 22.68694[1]

Mount Ossa (Greek: Όσσα), alternative Kissavos (Greek: Κίσσαβος), is a mountain in the Larissa regional unit, in Thessaly, Greece. It is located between Pelion to the south and Olympus to the north, separated from the latter by the Vale of Tempe, with its height at 1,978 metres (6,490 ft).

In Greek mythology, the Aloadaes are said to have attempted to pile Mount Pelion on top of it, in their attempt to scale Olympus.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Listed as "Oros Ossa (Kissavos)". Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca i, 7, 4.

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Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.