For thousands of years, the inhabitants of the Mediterranean countries have consumed olives and oil extracted from them and used olive leaves and flowers for therapeutic purposes.
a 60,000-year-old fossilized leaf was found on the island of Santorini in Greece, and on the island of Crete, in the area of the Zakros palace, an olive-tree vessel of 3500 years ago emerged from a fountain. it seems that, at an earthquake that led to the collapse of the palace, people tried to offer the olives as a offering for the gods, the fountain being, in their sense, the closest place to the world beyond. olive oil, wheat, and wine are three blessed products that the Greeks offered thousands of years ago as offering for the gods.
The olive has been present in honor since the first Olympic Games, athletic and religious events lasting for 5 days. before, during and after games, any form of violence was forbidden. In the last day, in front of the temple of Zeus, the winners were crowned with olive-tree garlands. They considered these sacrificial crowns as the greatest reward that could be offered to them. In his writings, the Greek historian Herodotus tells the Persians that, wondering about the reward received by the victorious Greeks, they were amazed, "What kind of people do we fight with? They do not fight for money, but only for virtue! and so it was because the olive branch was a symbol of virtue.
Olive is the tree of hope, of faith, the symbol of peace and mercy that God has shown to mankind. After the flood, the olive branch brought by a pigeon in Noah's ark became a sign of divine forgiveness. the Greek goddess of peace, Eirene, is presented in writings holding an olive stall in his hand.#olive#memories #historytrevelsea #travelmemories #topeuropefotos #travelphotography #bluewater #beautifulday #beautyseasons #beautynature #beautyholiday #mountains #ferrytravel #photoday #photonetmagazine #greecelovers #greatcapturesgr #greece #wugreece #perfectgreece #perfectholiday #topeuropephoto#intaholidays #intaholiday#y #traveling #travel #travelmemories #phototopmagazine