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Used to light the Olympic flame at Olympia.The ceremony takes place every four years, a few months before the games. The ritual is exactly the same as that used for the ancient games.Vestal virgins take up their positions in front of the temple of Hera, goddess of marriage and motherhood, and, reflecting off the mirror, the sun's rays light the Olympic flame.And so the flame is pure, immaculate sunlight.In the olden days, the Greeks used a skaphia which they placed so that the sun's rays would be concentrated and ignite the dried grasses they had set on it.
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