Pelops became a great king, a local hero, and he gave his name to the Peloponnese.

One other myth, this one occurring after the aforementioned myth, is attributed to Pindar.

Another myth of the origin of the games is the story of Pelops, a local Olympian hero.

The games were held every four years, or olympiad, which became a unit of time in historical chronologies.

During the celebration of the games, an Olympic Truce was enacted so that athletes could travel from their cities to the games in safety.

According to an oracle, the king would be killed by her husband.

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.

After his victory, Pelops organized chariot races as thanksgiving to the gods and as funeral games in honor of King Oenomaus, in order to be purified of his death.

It was from this funeral race held at Olympia that the beginnings of the Olympic Games were inspired.At the same time, the king's palace was struck by lightning and reduced to ashes, save for one wooden pillar that was revered in the Altis for centuries, and stood near what was to be the site of the temple of Zeus.Pelops was proclaimed the winner and married Hippodamia.The most recent theory traces the origins of the games to large game hunting and related animal ceremonialism.The games started in Olympia, Greece, in a sanctuary site for the Greek deities near the towns of Elis and Pisa (both in Elis on the peninsula of Peloponnesos).Politicians would announce political alliances at the games, and in times of war, priests would offer sacrifices to the gods for victory.