In recent years, many have speculated the true genesis of olive oil…

…and qualified experts have debated over time…

…thankfully, even after thousands of years…

…the goddess Athena silences the skeptics with her gift to the people.


Highly prized for its fine flavor, olive oil has been widely used particularly in the Mediterranean since the earliest historical times.

In Greek mythology, the olive tree was the symbol of Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom. According to legend, when Athens, the most famous ancient Greek Cities, was being built, Poseidon and Athena competed for patronage of the city which was to be granted to the one presenting the most useful gift. Poseidon gave the horse, but Athena planted the olive tree, whereupon the city was awarded to her and named Athens.


30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths may be reduced when following a Mediterranean diet which includes a minimum of 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day.