Rabbit Trail: The Torch

Estimated Time: 10 minutes

Some people believe that the torch used in the ancient games was based on the myth of Prometheus. Learn about him in the video below.

The ancient Greeks would light the torch in a secret ceremony at the Temple of Hera.

Now, actresses pretend to be priestesses and light the flame at the temple ruins. These are highlights from the 2016 torch lighting ceremony.

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