Olympia the Deaconess

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== The name 'Olympia' ==
 
== The name 'Olympia' ==
The name 'Olympia' is a variant on the Greek name 'Olympias', the feminine of 'Olympos'.
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Olympia is the feminine variant of the Ancient Greek Olympios. There exists a mountain in northern Greece called Olympus, which, according to Ancient Greek mythology was the home of the twelve gods. Olympia was also the name of a plain in the western Peloponnese in the ancient Elis, this also was considered a sacred site for the mythological gods of Ancient Greece.
  
In Ancient Greece, 'Olympos' was the "home of the twelve gods", of which the true meaning is not known.
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According to the ancient mythology, these sites were a sanctuary for the god Zeus and the site of the ancient Olympic games.
  
 
== Born 361 ==
 
== Born 361 ==

Revision as of 16:52, January 15, 2008

Saint Olympia, deaconess of Constantinople is commemorated by the Church July 25.

The name 'Olympia'

Olympia is the feminine variant of the Ancient Greek Olympios. There exists a mountain in northern Greece called Olympus, which, according to Ancient Greek mythology was the home of the twelve gods. Olympia was also the name of a plain in the western Peloponnese in the ancient Elis, this also was considered a sacred site for the mythological gods of Ancient Greece.

According to the ancient mythology, these sites were a sanctuary for the god Zeus and the site of the ancient Olympic games.

Born 361

Olympia, was born into a wealthy family with high rank. Her father was, Count Anysios Secondos and her mother's name was Alexandra Seconodos.

Cricial relationships

  • Patriarch Gregory of Constantinople, 329 - 389 AD.
  • St John Chrysostom
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