Eirini

Eirini

Eirini (peace) according to Greek mythology was a personalization of peace, harmony and serenity. Since antiquity, olive leaves are considered symbols of peace. Delegates would hold this sacred symbol when transferring the message of the end of war period. Likewise, this sacred tree has also been a source of inspiration for numerous artists. It can be found in Homer’s epics, on murals and vase paintings since ancient times. The olive-tree has inspired contemporary Greek poets -Palamas, Elitis – as well as worldwide acknowledged painters like Monet, Van Gogh, El Greco. Finally, the olive was officially established as an international symbol of peace after its integration in the USA seal and the UN’ s flag.

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