Mount Ossa (Greece)

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Mount Ossa
Distant view of Kissavos.jpg
Highest point
Elevation1,978 m (6,490 ft)[1]
Prominence1,854 m (6,083 ft)[1]
Coordinates39°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 is located in Greece
Mount Ossa
Mount Ossa
LocationLarissa regional unit, Greece

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


The name Kissavos has been connected to South Slavic kisha "wet weather, rain."[2]


In Greek mythology, the Aloadaes are said to have attempted to pile Mount Pelion on top of Mount Ossa in their attempt to scale Olympus.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Listed as "Oros Ossa (Kissavos)". Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  2. ^ Vasmer, Max (1941). Die Slaven in Griechenland (in German). Berlin: Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften. p. 100.
  3. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca i, 7, 4.


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