|This article is about the Zanes. For other uses, see Statue of Zeus.|
The statues were made as memorials to athletes who participated in the Olympic Games but were discovered to have cheated or otherwise broken the rules. To further shame them, the pedestals of the statues were engraved with the names of the cheats, and placed outside the entrance to the Stadium.
Behind the scenes
The name 'Zanes' is plural of the name Zeus in Elean dialect.
Although it's mentioned how the pedestals were engraved with the offenders' names, this was not replicated in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.