The High Priestess Maria Nafpliotou raises the Olympic flame during the Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games, in Olympia, March 24, 2008

The High Priestess Maria Nafpliotou raises the Olympic flame during the Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games, in Olympia, March 2008

Greek veteran weighlifter Piros Dimas (R) and Chinese gymnast Li Ning light a cauldron with the Olympic Flame inside the marble Panathenaic stadium in Athens May 17, 2012.

Greek veteran weighlifter Piros Dimas (R) and Chinese gymnast Li Ning light a cauldron with the Olympic Flame inside the marble Panathenaic stadium in Athens May

Olympia, Greece - for the lighting of the Olympic torch London 2012 | photo Reuters/John Kolesidis

The High Priestess is surrounded by other performers during the lighting rehearsal for the Olympic torch

The Olympic Flame reaches London in style with help from the Royal Navy's Commando Helicopter Force.

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The Olympic Flame arrives in London: Royal Marine Martin Williams abseils from a helicopter with the Olympic Flame into the grounds of the Tower of London during Day 63 of the Torch Relay.

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since.

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was introduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since.

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A priestess holding a lit cauldron performs in the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the flame held on May in ancient Olympia, Greece.

Dancers dressed as priestesses hand over the Olympic flame during the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, Greece, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Thanassis Stavrakis / AP

Dancers dressed as priestesses hand over the Olympic flame during the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, Greece, Thursday, April Thanassis Stavrakis / AP

The British and Greek flags are carried into the marble Panathenaic stadium during an Olympic Flame ceremony in Athens May 17, 2012.

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At the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame, actress Ino Menegaki played the key role of the high priestess. Using a parabolic mirror - and a little olive oil - she captured the morning sun's rays to ignite the Olympic flame. The ceremony took place at the Temple of Hera, Greece, where the flame is kindled for every Olympics.

In pictures: Olympic flame is lit

Ino Menegaki, acting as high priestess, lights the Olympic Flame using a parabolic mirror to focus sunlight on a torch during the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia, on May

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10 May The Olympic flame being lit at the Temple of Hera in Greece before beginning its journey to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Arriving in the UK on 18 May

And so it begins: Actress Ino Menegaki (right), in the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch of the Olympic Flame during the Lighting...

Olympic Flame snuffed out! Lord Coe looks on in ancient Olympia as start official London 2012 countdown suffers a mishap in Greece

The flame that will be used for the London 2012 torch relay and Olympic Games has been lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece. The flame was kindled by a "high priestess" who captured the morning sun's rays in a parabolic mirror.

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