History of the Immortal Olive Tree
The Olive Tree can be considered a symbol of immortality, because even a 500-year-old olive tree is cut back from its roots, it grows again and gives fruit. There are also many religious books and legends that tell the story of the olive tree. Because throughout history people have always searched the olive tree and wanted to know its secret.
In the contemporary world, very few things have attracted attention as much as olive and olive oil. Olive, which dates back to 10 thousand years ago, has been the source of many legends. According to the greek athletes, saints, first physicians , gods and goddesses of the ancient history olive had a sacred meaning. The branches of olives, trees and fruits have been used in various forms throughout history.
The leaves of the olive tree symbolize victory, wisdom, and peace. The pigeon returning to Noah’s ship with an olive branch was considered to be a sign that the great flood disaster had ended. In many religions, from the baptism ceremonies to the oil lamps, to the traditional and sacred places, it held an important place in the splendid religious ceremonies in the Mediterranean. In terms of both mythology and daily life, it is not possible to follow the traces of olive in such a geography as far as the Mediterranean. For example, the time of olives in Greece dates back 4000 years.
It was a very important trade material in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Special vessels were built in the Mediterranean to trade. The belief that olive oil is a source of youth and power was very common. In ancient Egypt, Greek and Rome, various medicines and cosmetics were obtained by mixing various flowers and herbs with olive oil.