|Elevation||1,749 m (5,735 ft)|
Mount Helicon is a mountain in the region of Thespiai in Boeotia, Greece, with an elevation of 1,749 meters (5,735 ft). In topography a summit is a point on a surface which is higher in Elevation than all points immediately adjacent to Boeotia, Beotia, or Bœotia ( Greek: Βοιωτία - English biːˈoʊʃiə formerly Cadmeis was a region of Ancient Greece, north of the Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία A mountain range is a chain of Mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Thespiae ( Greek Θεσπιαι Thespiai) was an ancient Greek city in Boeotia. Boeotia, Beotia, or Bœotia ( Greek: Βοιωτία - English biːˈoʊʃiə formerly Cadmeis was a region of Ancient Greece, north of the Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία It is located just off the Gulf of Corinth. The Gulf of Corinth or the Corinthian Gulf is a deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece.
In Greek mythology, the mountain was celebrated by Hesiod because two springs sacred to the Muses were located here: the Aganippe and the Hippocrene, both of which bear "horse" (hippos) in their toponym. Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and Heroes the nature of the world and the origins and significance Hesiod ( Greek: Hesiodos) was an early Greek Poet and Rhapsode, who presumably lived around 700 BCE In Greek mythology, the Muses ( Ancient Greek, hai moũsai: perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root * men- "think" are Aganippe ( Greek:) was a name or epithet of three figures in Greek mythology and a genus of spiders In Greek mythology, Hippocrene (Ἱπποκρήνη was the name of a fountain on Mt Toponymy refers to the scientific study of place-names ( toponyms) their origins meanings use and Typology. In a related myth, the Hippocrene spring was created when the winged horse Pegasus aimed his hoof at a rock, striking it with such force that the spring burst from the spot. In Greek mythology, Pegasus ( Greek: Πήγασος, Pégasos, 'strong' was a winged horse that was the son of Poseidon, in his role On Helicon too was the spring where Narcissus was inspired by his own beauty. Greek mythology, Narcissus, Narkissos or The Self-Admirer (Νάρκισσος was a Hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia 
In Greek myth, Helicon was sacred especially to the divinely inspiring Muses; in his Aitia, Callimachus recounts his dream in which he was young once more and conversed with the Muses on Helicon. In Greek mythology, the Muses ( Ancient Greek, hai moũsai: perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root * men- "think" are Callimachus ( Greek:, 310 BC/305 BC-240 BC was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya. Callimachus ( Greek:, 310 BC/305 BC-240 BC was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya.  There had been a temple built on Helicon in their honor which contained statues of these Muses. 
The Hippocrene spring was considered to be a source of poetic inspiration. In the late seventh century BCE, the poet Hesiod sang how in his youth he had pastured his sheep on the slopes of Helicon where Eros and the Muses already had sanctuaries and a dancing-ground near the summit, where "their pounding feet awaken desire". Hesiod ( Greek: Hesiodos) was an early Greek Poet and Rhapsode, who presumably lived around 700 BCE  There the Muses inspired him and he began to sing of the origins of the gods. Thus Helicon became an emblem of poetical inspiration. An emblem is a pictorial Image, abstract or representational that epitomizes a Concept — e  Callimachus explicitly follows in the footsteps of Hesiod and he placed on Helicon the episode in which Tiresias stumbles upon Athena bathing and is blinded but given the art of prophecy. Everes redirects here For the Butterfly Genus, see Everes (genus. 
In Hesiod's Theogony Helicon was mentioned:
In the Homeric Hymn to Poseidon, a brief invocation, the god is hailed as "Lord of Helicon". The thirty-three anonymous Homeric Hymns celebrating individual gods are a collection of ancient Greek Hymns "Homeric" in the sense that they employ the In Greek mythology, Poseidon ( Greek:; Latin: Neptūnus) was the god of the Sea and as "Earth-Shaker" 
The cult centers on Helicon established in a fertile valley near Thespiai and Ascra, under the influence of the Hesiodic texts, in Hellenistic times if not before, were visited by Pausanias in the second century CE. Pausanias ( Greek:) was a Greek traveller and Geographer of the 2nd century CE, who lived in the times of Hadrian, Antoninus  He explored the sacred grove by the spring Aganippe thoroughly and left a full description as it then was. A major event leading to the eventual formation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, took place in what is commonly referred to within the Church as The Aganippe ( Greek:) was a name or epithet of three figures in Greek mythology and a genus of spiders He saw images of Eupheme, nurse of the Muses, and of the legendary poet Linus "in a small rock which has been worked into the manner of a cave". Eupheme was the Ancient Greek female spirit of words of good omen praise acclaims shouts of triumph and applause  In the temenos were statues, some by famous masters, of Apollo and Dionysus and famed poets. Temenos ( from the Greek verb "to cut" plural temene is a piece of land cut off and assigned as an official domain especially to kings In Classical mythology, Dionysus or Dionysos (in Greek, Διόνυσος or Διώνυσος; associated with Roman The absence of Homer at Helicon has been noticed by Richard Hunter (Hunter 2006:18f): "The presence of Homer would spoil the party, for the tendency to see these as rival figures for supremacy in epos is familiar from the Contest of Homer and Hesiod, parts of which derive from the classical period". Homer ( Ancient Greek:, Homēros) is a legendary ancient Greek epic Poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the The Contest of Homer and Hesiod ( Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi) is a Greek narrative that expands a remark made in Hesiod 's Works and The tripod which Hesiod won at a contest in Chalcis in Euboea was still on view at Helicon in Pausanias' day: the presence of Homer at the festival Hesiod mentions in Works and Days (650-59) was a later interpolation. Works and Days (in Ancient Greek / Erga kaí Hemérai, which sometimes goes by the Latin name Opera et Dies, as in the OCT)
The poetical image of Helicon established by the Roman poets became once more an emblem of cultural inspiration with the Renaissance and is often referred to in poetry.  Helicon was the inspiration for the balls held by the Hungarian composer Leó Festetics at his castle near Keszthely. Keszthely (Kestel Monoštor is a Hungarian town of 23000 inhabitants located on the western shore of Lake Balaton. Festetics also named the library he founded Helikon Library, promoting literacy and culture in his home city.
Helicon Arts Cooperative, an arts charity and film production company in Hollywood, is named after Mt. The definition of charitable organization, and of charity varies according to the country and in some instances the region of the country in which the charitable organization operates Helicon. In Israel, a recording and music publishing company is also named Helicon.