“When Heracles was finishing the Olympian contest, he summoned any willing participant to wrestle. Since no one dared take up the challenge, Zeus entered disguised as a man, and after a long time – the two opponents being equally matched – he revealed himself to his son.”
῾Ηρακλῆς ἐν ᾿Ολυμπίᾳ τὸν ἀγῶνα ἐπιτελῶν προεκαλέσατο εἰς πάλην τὸν βουλόμενον, οὐδενὸς δὲ τολμῶντος ὁ Ζεὺς ἀνδρὶ ἀπεικασθεὶς ἦλθε καὶ μέχρι πολλοῦ τῆς πάλης ἴσης γενομένης ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτὸν τῷ παιδί
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This is just too cool. Theoxeny in a wrestling match.