Olympias Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Olympia:
Feminine form of the Greek Olympios (of Olympus, the mountain in northern Greece that was the home of the gods in Greek mythology). Olympia was the name of a plain in ancient Elis in western Peloponnesus which was sacred to the Greek gods. Olympia was considered the sanctuary of Zeus, and contained the Doric temples of Hera and Zeus, along with many other magnificent treasures and architectural structures. It was also the site of the ancient Olympic games.
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This was the name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint
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Olympias (Queen of Macedonia, wife of King Philip ll, and mother of Alexander the Great)
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