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.