Perhaps the most important food to the ancient (and modern) Greeks was the olive. It was not simply a food. It was also a big part of Greek history. Greeks believed that the goddess Athena gave the first olive tree to Athens before it eventually spread to the rest of Greece. Olives were used in many recipes. Olives were also crushed and their oil was used for lamps. Olive oil could also be used as a beauty product. Women rubbed into their skin to make it soft and shiny.

According to the passage, Greeks believed that the first olive tree was given to them by:

Athena

Explanation

The passage clearly states that "Greeks believed that the goddess Athena gave the first olive tree to Athens".

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