Inspired by kotinos, the olive leaf wreath we created this silver guitar pick. Kotinos was used as the prize for the winner of the ancient Olympic Games. The first Olympic Games dated back to 776 B.C. took place in Ancient Olympia in Peloponnese, in Greece. The olive tree is considered a symbol of peace, creation, wisdom, victory and the Olympic ideals. The tree that godess Athena offered to the people of Athens. This guitar pick is crafted by hand and is made of solid silver 925°. It can also be engraved and create a personalized gift. Dimensions: 2,6cm x 3cm x 1mm.
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The olive tree is considered a symbol of peace, fertility, wisdom, prosperity, victory and the Olympic ideals. The ancient Greeks and especially the Athenians worshiped the olive tree, as it was the sacred tree of the city and of goddess Athena.
The olive wreath also known as kotinos was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. It was an olive branch, in the form of a circle. According to Pausanias, it was introduced by Heracles as a prize for the running race winner, that was held in honour to his father, Zeus. In the ancient Olympic Games, there was only one winner per event, crowned with an olive wreath, from the sacred tree near the temple of Zeus at Olympia. In honor of the ancient tradition of the Olympic Games, olive wreaths were given out during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Golden olive wreaths are held at the Archaeological Museum in Amphipolis and the Archaeological Museum in Thessaloniki.
2,6 cm x 3 cm x 1 mm
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Sterling Silver 925°