Cotinos (or kotinos) is the wreath made of olive branches that was given as a prize to the ancient Olympic Games’ winners. The olive branches used for cotinos were intertwined into a circular form that was worn at the winner’s head. These olive branches were taken from the wild-olive tree that grew near the temple of Zeus at Olympia and it was considered to be sacred.At the ancient Olympic Games there was only one winner per event, which was honoured, praised and highly respected. It was held that cotinos was conveying to the winners all divine powers.