For the Greeks, The Olive Symbolizes the history, peace, tradition and their roots.
The olive tree was loved by our ancient ancestors.
Athena donated to the Athenians, the first olive tree in the world, which sprouted where
her spear hit during her fight with Neptune to highlight the protector of Athens.
The Mycenaeans offered olive oil to the gods, while Homer called the olive "the liquid gold of the diet".
Aristotle considered olive cultivation science, while Hippocrates used olive oil as a medicine.
According to mythology, Hercules planted an olive tree in the temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia, after completing his 12 Labours.
It was known as the "kallistefanos" olive tree', from which the "Kontinos" was created,
the greatest distinction for any athlete. The knotinos was a wreath of the wild olive tree.
That's what the athletes used to take when they excelled in a sport. Also, olive oil was distributed to the winners in panathinian amphoras.
Inspiration nowadays, as well as unites us as a people and reminds us every day of the poetic discourse of Odysseus Elytis: "If you disassemble Greece, in the end you will see an olive tree, a vine and a boat left.
Which means, "with so much, you're rebuilding it."