Pythian Games:
The Pythian games were held at Delphi to honor Apollo. The prize was a wreath of laurel leaves. They were second in importance only to the games at Olympia.

They originally started as a music festival that took place every eight years. The Pythian Games were expanded in 582 BCE to include Equestrian and Athletic events after Delphi was conquered by Thessaly and her allies. It is around this time that the games began being held every four years, in the year before the Olympic Games were to be held.