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

Easy DIY Olympic Flame Cone Cake Torches - Start off your Summer Games viewing party with these Olympic Flame Cone Cake Torches. Use the Cupcake Cone Baking Rack to bake your cake within the sugar cones, then decorate your cones with Color Mist food color spray and colorful icing made to look like flames.

Start off your games viewing party with these Ice Cream Cone Cake Torches. Use the Cupcake Cone Baking Rack to bake your cake within the sugar cones, then decorate your cones with Color Mist food color spray and colorful icing made to look like flames.

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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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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

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 Olympics flame is a symbol of the Olympics 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 Olympics Games ever since.

The Olympics flame is a symbol of the Olympics 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 Olympics Games ever since.

Women dressed as vestal virgins acted as guardians of the flame during the lighting ceremony. The specially-made torch was used to transfer the flame to the archaic pot, which was taken via an ancient pathway to the site of the first Olympic Games. ~ BBC

In pictures: Olympic flame is lit

ATHENS, GREECE - MAY High Priestess Ino Menegaki lights the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera during the Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame at Ancient Olympia on May 2012 in Olympia, Greece. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

The Olympic flame, Rio 2016, Candelária Church, Downtown Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic flame, Rio Candelária Church, Downtown Rio de Janeiro

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