Condition: New, Made in Greece. Material: Pure Bronze Height: 8 cm - 3,15 inches Width: 4,5 cm - 1,77 inches Length: 2,5 cm - 0,98 inches Weight: 95 g
The olive tree is one of the most iconic trees in Greek culture.In Greek mythology, Athena won the patronage of Athens from Poseidon with the gift of an olive tree, because it is a symbol of peace. The olive branch is also a sacred prize in Greece, representing the highest honor. An important tradition of the ancient Olympic Games was to award olive branches to champion athletes. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, every champion wore a crown of olives to pay tribute to the Olympic spirit. Today, olive trees are grown all over Greece, not just in Athens.