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Post  AgathonZante on Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:16 pm

Does this mean "The Gods of Olympus" or "Gods of Olympus?" I want to make sure so that I am not redundant when I use the term by saying. "The The Gods of Olympus."
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Post  spokane89 on Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:37 pm

Doesnt it quite literally mean "Twelve Gods"
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Post  Erodius on Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:30 pm

spokane89 wrote:Doesnt it quite literally mean "Twelve Gods"

Yes indeed.

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