What does the word olympian mean?

Usage examples for olympian

  1. Some time back there had been a war between the Lepreans and some of the Arcadians; and the Eleans being called in by the former with the offer of half their lands, had put an end to the war, and leaving the land in the hands of its Leprean occupiers had imposed upon them the tribute of a talent to the Olympian Zeus. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  2. In the province of art, at least, the Olympian gods are paramount; and thus we are led to appreciate and to understand their worship as it affected the religious ideals of the people and the services of the State. – Religion and Art in Ancient Greece by Ernest Arthur Gardner
  3. And finally, there was Tesuque himself regarding her from his shelf in an Olympian calm which no merely mortal emotion could touch or stir. – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead