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Knossos – Crete, Greece. West Bastion of Knossos Palace. Relief wall painting of the sacred Bull. Labyrinth was the dwelling of the Minotaur in Greek mythology, and many associate the palace of Knossos with the legend of Theseus killing the Minotaur.
Olea Europaea or Olive tree (from Greek word elaion). It was purely a matter of local pride that the Athenians claimed that the olive first grew in Athens. In an archaic Athenian foundation myth, Goddess Athena won the patronship of Athens from Poseidon with the gift of the olive. The olive was sacred to Athena and appeared on the Athenian coinage.
Statue of captured Eastern barbarian at the Archeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, Greece. http://kevrekidis.deviantart.com