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  Pelops at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Greek mythology, Pelops was a son of Tantalus and Dione, and father of Pittheus, Plisthenes, Atreus and Thyestes.
After his resurrection, Pelops was more beautiful than before; Poseidon fell in love with him, took him up to Olympus and made the youth his lover, teaching him to drive the divine chariot.
Later, Zeus threw Pelops out of Olympus, angry that his father, Tantalus, had stolen the food of the gods, given it to his subjects back on Earth and revealed the secrets of the gods.
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 Olympic Games - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
From that moment on, the Games slowly became more important throughout ancient Greece, reaching their zenith in the sixth and fifth centuries BC.
The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies honouring both Zeus (whose colossal statue stood at Olympia), and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honour the games were held.
The number of events increased to twenty, and the celebration was spread over several days.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/o/l/y/Olympic_Games_4ea8.html   (4806 words)

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