One other myth, this one occurring after the aforementioned myth, is attributed to Pindar.He claims the festival at Olympia involved Heracles, the son of Zeus.
The story of Pelops begins with Oenomaus, the king of Pisa, Greece, who had a beautiful daughter named Hippodamia.
According to an oracle, the king would be killed by her husband.
It was from this funeral race held at Olympia that the beginnings of the Olympic Games were inspired.
Pelops became a great king, a local hero, and he gave his name to the Peloponnese.
He crowned the victor with an olive tree wreath (which thus became a peace symbol), which also explains the four year interval, bringing the games around every fifth year (counting inclusively).
Another myth of the origin of the games is the story of Pelops, a local Olympian hero.
Therefore, he decreed that any young man who wanted to marry his daughter was required to drive away with her in his chariot, and Oenomaus would follow in another chariot, and spear the suitor if he caught up with them.
Now, the king's chariot horses were a present from the god Poseidon and were therefore supernaturally fast.
During the celebration of the games, an Olympic Truce was enacted so that athletes could travel from their cities to the games in safety.