Olive tree branch earrings
Made with sterling silver. Designed and imported from Greece.
The olive tree has a prominent position in Ancient Greek history.The olive tree, being considered a sacred tree, was often used as an offering to the Gods from the mortals. This is demonstrated in the story of Theseus, the national hero of Attica, who also has the presence of the olive tree in the story of his life. Theseus was the son of Aegeus, king of Attica, and throughout his life he had many adventures. On of them was the confrontation with the Minotaur on the island of Crete. Before beginning his adventure, Theseus begged protection of Apollo in return he gave an offering to the God of a sacred olive branch from the Acropolis of Athens.