Reason For the Havdalah Multi-Braided Candle

Traditionally, the Havdalah candle is a braided candlestick of several wicks because of the phrase me'orei ha'esh (the lights of fire) contained in the blessing that we recite at Havdalah is in the plural....the 'lights' of fire, and because the blessing is being recited over light AND the gift of fire.