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Why did the Greeks start the Olympics?


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The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions held for held in honor of Zeus because they want some thing to do and to honor their gods. According to Greek Mythology, Hercules started the games in celebration of his defeating and killing King Augeas and his sons, because Augeas did not give Hercules his promised reward after Hercules had cleaned the king's stables. After the original games, they were repeated every four years.