Index: Athletes & Events
- Ancient Heraean Games
The Heraean Games were a series of festivals held in honor of the Greek goddess Hera. Only women were allowed to compete in these games.
- Ancient Isthmian Games
The ancient Isthmian Games were a series of athletic festivals held in honor of Poseidon, the Greek mythological deity of the sea.
- Ancient Nemean Games
The Nemean Games were a series of festivals that included even more events than the Olympic Games. Legends claim it was founded by Heracles.
- Ancient Olympic Games
The ancient Olympic Games were athletic festivals held to honor Zeus. The stadion sprint was the only event originally, with additions later on.
- Ancient Panathenaic Games
Athens’ ancient Panathenaic Games featured a variety of artistic, athletic, and equestrian events – more than any of the other Greek festivals.
- Ancient Pythian Games
The Greek Pythian Games were held in honor of Apollo. They featured the same sports as the Olympic Games in addition to musical contests.
- Historical Fighters and Wrestlers
Health and Fitness History’s list of the most notable historical combat athletes, including figures like Diagoras of Rhodes and Egyptian Horus.
- Historical Runners
Health and Fitness History’s list of the most historical runners, including the legend behind the marathon race, Pheidippides.
- Historical Strongmen and Weightlifters
Health and Fitness History’s list of the most historical strongmen and weightlifters, including Milo of Croton and Theagenes of Thasos.
- Panhellenic Games
The Panhellenic Games is a collective term for the four primary festivals in ancient Greece; the Olympic, Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean Games.