The myth behind
During king Cecrops’ reign, Athena became the patron goddess of the city of Athens in a competition with Poseidon which Cecrops judged. They agreed that each would give the Athenians one gift, and Cecrops would choose whichever gift they preferred. Poseidon struck the rock of the Acropolis with his trident and a spring sprang up; the water was salty and was not thought very useful, whereas Athena struck the rock with her lance and an olive tree sprung up. Cecrops judged the olive tree to be the superior gift, for the olive tree brought wood, oil and food, and consequently accepted Athena as their patron.
They called this olive tree “Moria Elea” .
Visitors at the Acropolis museum in Athens, can see the sculptures which represents the myth on the west side of Parthenon.
“Descending from the first olive tree that Athena, patron Goddess of Athens, planted outside the Parthenon on the Acropolis, according to Greek mythology”
Moria Elea extra virgin olive oil, offers a full story behind the brand based on Greek mythology that indicates its origin and attributes. The myth of Moria Elea expresses a very important legend regarding the birth of the first olive tree.
By promoting the myth, Moria Elea’s intention is to familiriaze consumers with greek history and to promote superior greek products with our premium brand.