Olive Tree Branch Necklace
Olive tree branch necklace made with sterling silver. Designed and imported from Greece.
The olive branch is a symbol of peace or victory and was historically worn by brides and virgins. In Greek mythology, Athena competed with Poseidon for possession of Athens. Poseidon claimed possession by thrusting his trident into the Acropolis, where a well of sea-water gushed out. Athena took possession by planting the first olive tree beside the well. The court of gods and goddesses ruled that Athena had the better right to the land because she had given it the better gift. Olive wreaths were worn by brides and awarded to Olympic victors.