1. 5 Facts About Olive Oil and the Olympic Games

    It’s the most anticipated event every two years of our lives. The Olympic Games! For years, people have gathered together from around the world to watch our most hardworking and talented athletes to compete in these games. The Games are filled with history and it is exciting to say that olive oil and olive trees stand right along with the history of such an event.

    In honor of the five Olympic Rings symbol, here are five facts about olive oil, and olive trees.

    1. Blue Ring: A Gift to Winners

    The olive tree is the global emblem for the symbol of victory, peace and purity. To the Greeks, they are considered a holy symbol. As part of the ancient Pan-Hellenic Olympics, there was only one winning athlete. This athlete was given a wild olive leaf crown, or wreath. This crown is considered the highest possible award in ancient Greece. An owner of one of these crowns would be guaranteed fame, honor, and respect f
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  2. The Brief History to a Not So Brief History of Olive Oil

    It is a symbol of peace, wealth, fame, glory. It has had several roles throughout its time, from consuming it in food, used in trading, sports, to healing the sick. It’s been a part of myths and legends throughout history. It has been given several names throughout the centuries. Back as far as we can remember in history, and today, it is a staple in everyday life. We are talking about no other olive oil.

    Many of us are familiar with the story in Greek mythology of the naming of Athens. Both Poseidon and Athena wanted patronage of an unnamed city in the region of Attica. Instead of fighting over claim for the city, they decided to have a competition. Whoever bestowed the most useful gift to the people would be the winner. Poseidon gave the people sea water, and Athena gave the people the first olive tree. It was chosen by the Gods that Athena was the winner and the city was named after her.

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