Olive 3 Symbols

Olive Tree Symbols

Meanings

The tree of wisdom

In several cultures the tradition says that the olive tree was gifted to from gods to people. Thus, the symbol of goddess Athena beside the owl symbolized an olive branch.

The tree of peace

Irena, the god of peace, daughter of Zeus and Themed, was always depicted with an olive branch in her hand. Later, in periods of war, the couriers of peace were sent holding a symbolic olive branch in their hand.

The tree of hope

In the Old Testament a dove returns with an olive branch in the ark, in order to announce the end of flood and bring hope to people

The tree of light

The olive oil was used as lighting oil and thus it was considered to be source of light.

The tree of fertility

In folk tradition of Greek medicine the olive oil is considered to be aphrodisiac. People offered to new couples bread in oval shape were they previously purred the first oil of the year, as an antidote to sterility.

The tree of health

The value of olive oil to the health is widely known for centuries. Thus, the olive tree symbolizes power and health. Moreover, this symbolism is totally accurate due to the fact that olive trees are long-lived, simple and resistant.

The tree of wealth

For many families the olive trees and their products represent the main source of income

The tree of balance

For many families the olive trees and their products represent the main source of income