New artwork "Flame Priestess" (oil on paper)
The Olympic Flame is alight for the very first time in Ancient Olympia.
Ever since, the event of the Flame Lighting Ceremony has acted as herald for the Olympic Games .
The ritual of the Lighting, starts with the procession of the priestesses from the Altar , in front of the goddess Hera ’s temple. The High-priestess, lights the torch, using a concave mirror. The flame,used to burn on the Altar of Prytaneion in Ancient Olympia.