Parnassós pär˝näsôs´ [key] or Parnassus pärnă´səs [key], mountain, c.8,060 ft (2,460 m) high, Phocis, central Greece. In ancient Greece it was sacred to Apollo , Dionysus , and the Muses . The fountain of Castalia was on its slopes; at the foot of the mountain lay Delphi . Corycian Cave, sacred to Pan, is located between Delphi and the summit. Bauxite is mined on the slopes.
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