A Crow was caught but released by Apollo on promise of an offering. The offering was never made so when the Crow as again captured no other god helped. Lie once and you may not be believed later.
A fellow tried to trick the Oracle by holding a bird under his coat and asking if it was alive or dead. The Oracle said it was whatever the man wanted. Do not mock the gods.
Each of the gods picked a tree for protection. Minerva, wisest, picked the olive tree on account of its fruit which can be put to good use. Do what is useful.