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The Temple of Hera. The goddess Hera was the queen of the Greek Gods and represented family. This was the first temple built in Olympia and would have been wooden before being replaced with stone. It housed an elaborate statue of Hera and offerings dedicated to Hera. It also housed the bronze "Disc of Truce" which was created by Iphitos (king of Elis - Southern Greece). When Ancient Greek language and customs were replaced with Classic Greek a civil war broke out. This truce was to allow the Olympic Games to continue during that period of time even though the country was divided.