Olive ~ The Magick History


Olive ~ The Magick History

The olive is an important item that is referred to in the Bible quite often.  There is a lot of importance to the olive in a great symbolic way. The olive in the Bible was used for the anointment of a king. Using an oil in a divine or religious ceremony is to anoint. The olive was also a gift of Athene in the Greek stories and legends.  Poseidon and Athene had an argument over the control of Attica. Poseidon made a salt-water spring erupt from the rock of Acropolis. Athene had a different idea; she made a more significant and precious item appear, an olive tree.  The Gods favored her item more and then the city of Athens was named.  The olive was a very sacred item to the citizens of Athens, harming the sacred item would result in a serious punishment.  The olive today is considered a valuable symbol for peace; a dove may be commonly associated with it.  The olive’s significance remains on the tombs of martyrs. A branch of olive in medieval legends or stories tells of protection from anything wicked, witchcraft specifically.

 

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