The Quiz: The artwork shown here celebrates peace with paper doves. What is traditionally shown in the mouth of a dove as a symbol of peace?
A An olive branch
B A scroll or letter
C A white feather
The olive branch has been a symbol of peace since the time of the ancient Greeks. It features in mythology and religious writings, and has even become a verbal expression in English, when we ‘extend the olive branch’ to make peace. The eagle on the Great Seal of the US clutches an olive branch in one talon, though it hedges its bets with arrows in the other….
The correct answer to this quiz is An olive branch.