Mount Olympus was a palace hidden in the clouds and surrounded by large walls built by Cyclopes so that men cannot enter. The palace inside Mount Olympus where many gods lived was enormous so that the gods could dwell there in their true forms. There was a zoo inside Olympus that housed many animals including lions, bears, eagles, tigers, stags etc. Zeus and Hera, his wife, won the rule over Olympus when Zues, Poseidon and Hades drew straws to determine who should be the ruler of what. Poseidon doesn’t live on Mount Olympus by choice while Hades and Momus do not live there because they were banned.