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Greek Goddess Hestia: "The archetype of inner centeredness, she is the 'still point' within that gives meaning to activity, she is grounded." ~ JS Bolen

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Ancient Greek Weapons and Carts Chromolithograph 1894

Ancient Greek weapons and carts.

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In pictures: Olympic flame is lit

Women dressed as vestal virgins acted as guardians of the flame during the lighting ceremony. The torch, specially made for the lighting ceremony, was used to transfer the flame to the archaic pot which was taken via an ancient pathway to the site of the first Olympic Games.

The bowl to carry the Olympic flame to London is lit in the ceremony at the Temple of Hera in Greece. Site of the Ancient Olympic Games.

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Picture special: Highlights of Danny Boyle's spectacular and explosive Olympics Opening Ceremony

Explosive scenes: Fireworks light the sky over Tower Bridge in London during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

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Olympic posters from the first modern games in 1896 to 2008 – in pictures

Poster for the first modern Olympic Games in Athens 1896

GREECE CHANNEL | Summer Olympics 2004. After 108 years of waiting, and with 28 centuries of Olympic history coursing through the nation, the Olympic Games triumphantly returned to Athens, Greece. Athenians welcomed the world back to the birthplace of the ancient and modern Olympic Games with a stunningly ornate, extravagant and breathtaking ceremony filled with myth, music and majesty.

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In pictures: Olympic opening ceremony

A giant figure stands out during the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics