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Son of Eurytus and a descendant of Oxylus, Iphitos, asked the Oracle at Delphi what should be done to save Greece from civil war and the diseases that were killing the population. The Oracle answered "Iphitos and the people of Elis must revive the Olympic Games". Michelangelos rendering of the Delphic Sibyl The Delphic Sibyl was the priestess presiding over the Apollonian Oracle at Delphi, a Greek colony, located in a plateau on the side of Mount Parnassus. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power. ... The term disease refers to an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs function. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...

Herakles killed Iphitos by throwing him off a wall in the city of Tiryns.

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Iphitos (1) * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant (228 words)
A son of Eurytus who was thrown to his death from the walls of the city of Tiryns by Herakles (Heracles).
For killing Iphitos, Herakles was forced into slavery for one year and purchased by the queen of Lydia, Omphale.
Iphitos and his brother, Klytios (Clytios), were Argonauts.
History of ancient Olympia (2752 words)
Iphitos signed a treaty with Lykourgos, the king of Sparta and the king of Pisa, Kleosthenes, to proclaim Elis sanctuary of Zeus and introduced for the first time, the truce, during the period of the games.
For his achievement, a statue of Iphitos was erected in the temple of Zeus in Olympia, in which Hostility was crowning the hero Iphitos.
Iphitos also persuaded the inhabitants of Elis to sacrifice in honor of the hero Herakles, who was considered by them, as a former enemy.
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