The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among
representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient
Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave...
Zeus ... The festival that honored eventually became known as the Olympic
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The Games of the Olympiad, better known as the Summer Olympics, have ... that
deity Zeus had instated the festival after his defeat of the Titan Cronus. ...
Additionally, participants eventually came from Greek colonies as well, ....
Herakles sacked the city of Elis and instituted the Olympic Games in honor of his
The ancient Olympic festival, from which we derive the Olympic games of today,
... place at Olympia, the "holy of holies" as it were, is a wooded grove called the "
Altis. ... Sanctuaries became cultural, social, and religious centers where people
from ... The first was the Pythian games at Delphi (begun in 590 BC) in hono...
May 15, 2010 ... The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions held for
representatives of various city-states of Ancient Greece held in honor of Zeus. ...
The Games became a political tool used by city-states to assert ... in Ancient
Greece, the other being the much older religious festival, the Eleusinian
The festival and the games were held in Olympia, Greece, located near the
sanctuary of Zeus. ... They were banned because of their pagan rituals held in the
honor of the ... in Paris and later became known as the International Olympic
Committee. .... Eventually the entire site was covered with silt to a depth of
Participation in the Olympic Games has increased to include athletes from nearly
all nations ... famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honor the games
were held. ... and the period between two celebrations became known as an '
Olympiad'. ... Competitors were usually naked, as the festival was meant to be, in
The four panhellenic festivals -- the Olympic Games and Nemean Games in
honor of the god Zeus, the Pythian Games in honor of Apollo, and the Isthmian
Games in honor of ... body and implanted him in Zeus' thigh, from which he
eventually sprung. One of ... Ino became known as Leukothea, and Melikertes as
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Jul 6, 2005 ... Olympiad, better known as the Summer Olympics, have been held every ... From
that moment on, the Games slowly became more important ... and mythical king
of Olympia famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honor the ... the
weather was appropriate but also as the festival was meant to be, in.
Their assumption was that the ancient Olympic Games were different, that ... The
ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of
Zeus, the ... Later, in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, pensions for athletes
became ... Athletes and their retinue stood before a bronze image of Zeus, known