Category: II. Olympic Games

a. Pausanias 5.7.6, 5.7.10–5.8.4

(Translations taken from W.H.S. Jones Loeb Translation from www.theoi.com) [Paus. 5.7.6] These things then are as I have described them. As for the Olympic games, the most learned antiquaries of Elis say that Cronus was the first king of heaven, and that in his honor a temple was built in Olympia by the men of that age, who were named the Golden Race. ………………………………………… [5.7.10] Now some say that Zeus wrestled here with Cronus himself […] more

b. Pindar: Olympian 1, Olympian 3, Olympian 10

(Translations have been taken from the Perseus Digital Library) Pindar, Olympian 1 – Pelops Foundation Myth For Hieron of Syracuse Single Horse Race 476 B. C. Water is best, and gold, like a blazing fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth. But if, my heart, you wish to sing of contests, [5] look no further for any star warmer than the sun, shining by day through the lonely sky, and let us […] more