The olive tree of course could not but be a part of them. According to Aesop, when the trees decided to Christ the King of trees, they chose the olive tree.
«Ξύλα ποτὲ ἐπορεύθη τοῦ χειροτονῆσαι ἐφ’ ἑαυτῶν βασιλέα καὶ εἶπαν τῇ ἐλαίᾳ: «Βασίλευσον ἐφ’ ἡμῶν». Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ἡ ἐλαία: «Ἀφεῖσα τὴν πιότητά μου, ἣν ἐδόξασεν ἐν ἐμοὶ ὁ θεὸς καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι, πορευθῶ ἄρχειν τῶν ξύλων;».
The importance of this tree and its fruit is evident in the daily life of people of that era. Olive tree was the sacred tree of many important cities of antiquity, an award for the winners of the Olympic Games and the olive oil a basic mean of communication with the gods in libations to them. The fact that in Linear B, the tree, the fruit of the olive and olive oil each had their own symbol shows their importance as well. The olive tree of course could not but have its own position in the frescoes of Knossos and Phaistos, and on many amphoras.