The history of Attica is in its major part the history of Athens. The olive tree has been treated as sacred in the ancient ages since, according to mythology, goddess Athena (Minerva is another name of hers) gave the city an olive tree as a token of her protection of the city after her conflict with god Poseidon (Neptune).
Another important gift from the Gods was the vine tree, which God Dionyssos gave the Athenians. The myths and traditions about the ancient and continuous history of Attica have been substantiated by the findings of Prehistoric years that have been retrieved on the Acropolis and around other parts of Attica.
However, the total merging of the territories in Attica with Athens happened much later, around year 800 B.C., a fact reflecting in the myths of Theseas and population of Athens around him.