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A 6489 foot peak located in northern Greece
Common clues: Thessaly peak; Greek height; Greek peak; Mount of Greek myth; Peak in the Olympus Mountains; Pelion's sister peak; “Odyssey” peak; High point in Homer's
Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year
Frequency in English language: 82490 / 86800

Mt. Ossa is a mountain (1978 metres altitude) in the district of Larissa in Thessaly, between Pelion and Olympus, from which it is separated by the Vale of Tempe. In Greek mythology, the Giants are said to have attempted to pile it upon Mount Pelion during the Gigantomachy, in their attempt to scale Olympus.

Mt Ossa with Spilia in the foreground. Courtesy: Stavros Stavridis

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