Definitions for pythian games
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one of the great national festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years at Delphi in honor of Apollo.
the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Delphi held every four years in the third year of the Olympiad in honor of Apollo
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
celebrated from very early times till the 4th century A.D. every four years, near Delphi, in honour of Apollo, who was said to have instituted them to commemorate his victory over the Python; originally were contests in singing only, but after the middle of the 6th century B.C. they included instrumental music, contests in poetry and art, athletic exercises, and horse-racing.
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