PINDUS, the ancient name of a rugged group of mountains which separates Thessaly from Epirus, and branches south in various directions. The geographical name is sometimes extended over all these branches, and so reaches from Aetolia to the Gulf of Lamia. The northern part of the ridge was known as Lacmon. There is no modern name covering the whole range, but its different parts have separate names. Several of them attain a height of 7000 ft. or more.