The '''Nemean Games''' were one of the four [[Panhellenic Games]] of [[Ancient Greece]], and were held at [[Nemea]] every two years.
With the [[Isthmian Games]], the Nemean Games were held both the year before and the year after the [[Olympic Games]] and the [[Pythian Games]] in the third year of the Olympiad cycle. Like the Olympic Games, they were held in honour of [[Zeus]]. They were said to have been founded by [[Heracles]] after he defeated the [[Nemean Lion]]; another myth said that they originated as the funeral games of a child named [[Opheltes]]. However, they are known to have existed only since the [[6th century BC]].
The winners received a wreath of wild [[celery]] leaves from the city of [[Argos]].
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