Difference between revisions of "Olive branch"

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(New page: An olive branch is a symbol of peace recognized worldwide. Its origin is the branch brought by a dove returning to Noah's Ark after the Deluge.)
 
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An olive branch is a symbol of peace recognized worldwide.
 
An olive branch is a symbol of peace recognized worldwide.
  
Its origin is the branch brought by a dove returning to [[Noah's Ark]] after the [[Deluge]].
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In Ancient Greece, the olive branch was a symbol of bounty and victory.  Its association with plenty comes from the essential character of the olive to the Greek economy - without it, Greek life would have been utterly lessened, and dramatically different.  The branch was also awarded to [[Olympic]] victors.
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In Ancient Rome, it was one of many plans with symbolic significance.  As the ''acanthus'' plan symbolized order, and the oak branch victory, the olive branch symbolized peace.
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Its origin in the Judeo-Christian tradition is the branch brought by a dove returning to [[Noah's Ark]] after the [[Deluge]].

Revision as of 15:00, 6 May 2007

An olive branch is a symbol of peace recognized worldwide.

In Ancient Greece, the olive branch was a symbol of bounty and victory. Its association with plenty comes from the essential character of the olive to the Greek economy - without it, Greek life would have been utterly lessened, and dramatically different. The branch was also awarded to Olympic victors.

In Ancient Rome, it was one of many plans with symbolic significance. As the acanthus plan symbolized order, and the oak branch victory, the olive branch symbolized peace.

Its origin in the Judeo-Christian tradition is the branch brought by a dove returning to Noah's Ark after the Deluge.