Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hippodamia was, according to Greek legend, the daughter of (Fnomaus, King of Pisa in Elis, by Asterope, one of the Pleiades. In obedience to an oracle her father promised her hand to anyone who could defeat him in a chariot race, death being the condition of failure. Several aspirants had met their fate when Pelops, a Lydian prince, appeared on the scene. He bribed Myrtilus, the king's charioteer, who caused hjs master to ride in a "broken chariot. A disaster ensued which cost (Enoinaus his life and made Hippodamia the bride of Pelops, to whom she bore Atretis and Thyestes.