The sacred armistice, or cessation of all hostilities, during the month in which the games were held, is also credited to Iphitus.
That bow had been given to him by a hero named Iphitus long ago.
Iphitus instituted there the Olympic games, because the Eleians were a sacred people.
Strabo quotes from Ephorus the double foundation, by Oxylus and again by Iphitus.
They added one day in four years to their faulty year; Iphitus celebrated this change by the institution of the Olympiads.
After this Penelop went to fetch the great bow of Ulysses which Iphitus had given to him.
Page 312—there were two entries for Iphitus (one referencing p. 192 and incorrectly located before the entry for Ino).
They were revived by Iphitus, king of Elis, who obtained for them the solemn sanction of the Delphic oracle.
Iphitus, on the other hand, was seeking horses; for twelve mares had been lost, which had as foals twelve hardy mules.
To Iphitus Ulysses gave a sharp-edged sword and a stout spear, as the beginning of a loving friendship.