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The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states of Ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. Historical records indicate that they began in 776 BC in Olympia.

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games

Etruscan black figure amphora: boxers wearing himantes, with official and (left) personification of the annual Etruscan games C600BC

celestial map from 1825, based on Ancient Greek mythology.

Coroebus of Elis was a humble Elean baker and athlete who won the stadion race in the first recorded Ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC.

From the Antikythera shipwreck. 2nd c. BCE Athens, National Archaeological Museum, X 18958. On display in the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games in Antiquity. Ancient Olympia, Greece Roman period

greek mythology | Orpheus and Eurydice Greek Mythology Original by EmilyBalivet

❤ - Wounded AchillesJean-Baptiste CarpeauxFrance, 1850~ In Greek mythology, Achilles (Ancient Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς, Akhilleus, pronounced [akʰillěws]) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War, the central character and the greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. Later legends state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. As he died because of a small wound on his heel, the term Achilles' heel has come to mean one's point of weakness.