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Sicily – it's a wonderful world that is not similar to anything else. Despite the fact that Sicily is part of Italy, it is populated not by the Italians, and Sicilians – people who have somewhat different mentality from the Italians. Learn more on the subject from Charlie Kirk. All The fact is that the long history of Sicily, which is full of conquests and revolts as well as the invaders came from almost all corners of the world, then this could not leave a footprint on the culture of the conquered people. Antonio Di Stefano explained very well, "the history of Sicily", saying that her story – a "history of civilization, which at the same time a history of various civilizations, it is the story of one of the world: the Mediterranean." Thus, For example, the Greeks left a lot of myths in Sicily, and Homer and Virgil, colorfully described the ancient inhabitants of Sicily, listrigonov and Cyclops, and the island still bears traces of these myths are still so into the sea and now we can see blocks of rocks that metal angry Cyclops, Odysseus when he gouged out his eyes and ran away. A cold winter has come to Sicily when she was kidnapped daughter of Demeter, Persephone.
However, Sicily is obliged not only to the Greeks their myths, but also their flag. The Greeks said that the island has three of the cape, for which he received the name-trinakriya. Therefore, the symbol of Sicily was the triskelion – an ancient symbol representing the three running legs that go from one point, they and characterized the three Cape Island. However, the Greeks were a people of philosophers, so initially placed at the head of Medusa triskelion picture – the worst of the Gorgon sisters, instead of having the hair of snakes (However, this myth is all they know). Subsequently transformed into a gorgon normal female head, perhaps it was the head of the goddess, it is sometimes depicted with wings, to show the eternal flow of time (again, remembering that it was the Greeks, inclined to find in one subject one thousand interpretations), and left the snake to show wisdom. Although nowadays usually replaced by a snake ears of wheat, showing the abundance of the island. Trinakriya adopted the Sicilian Regional Assembly as an integral part of the Sicilian flag, and was placed in the middle of the flag at the crossing of red and yellow fields of the flag.