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Myth Monday - Olympics Origins Part II: Myrtilos

By April 30, 2012

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Image ID: 1619707. Greek car or chariot used in the games. (1812)
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(Part I: The First Olympics | Part II)

Although a far cry from the modern Olympics that will be held this summer in London, the ancient Olympics also conferred prestige on associated cities, to say nothing of the athletes, and were extremely popular, money-making events. Read more about the origins of the Olympics in Mythological Origins of the Olympics: Curses

Previous 2012 Myth Mondays:
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