Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WHAT IN SICILY? - 25



What is this symbol called and what does it represent?

Answer in the comments tomorrow.

14 comments:

CherryPie said...

It looks like the three legs of man from the Isle of Man!

jams o donnell said...

The Sicily-Isle of Man Friendship Association?

Unknown said...

Harvest? Giving thanks?

Lucia said...

I have this kind of bumper sticker on my car with Sicilia under it.
Triskelian has to do with Greece too.

Anita the Immigrant Mom said...

Not sure, I'm from Rome but I absolutely love your blog.....
Ciao
Anita

James Higham said...

South-East.

Jade said...

Trinacria! Three corners, like a triangle.

Gledwood said...

If I didn't know any better I'd say the Isle of Man, too ... boy I haven't a clue... Usually I get at least somewhere in these quizzes ... I'll have to think about that one ...

Anonymous said...

I think I slept with her once years ago... *shudders*

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, it's similar, Cherie. Now there's an idea, Jams! Hi, Nick. I can see why you would think that, but it is not so. Hi, Lucia. Yes, it's a very ancient symbol. Hello, Anita and welcome to the comments section. I'm so glad that you like my blog. Thank you. Hi, James. Wider than that. Hi, Jade. You are, as ever, right. Ciao, Gleds. Not like you to be stumped, as you say! The list of your conquests is legendary, Mutley.
Now here's the answer. As Jade says, it is called the TRINACRIA and the 3 points symbloise the 3 points of Sicily's shape.

Minnie said...

Late to the party - my own fault! But pleased to the answer (on seeing a thumbnail, I'd thought of the Isle of Man & not got much further!). Fascinating to learn how deeply-embedded in everyday culture ancient symbols can be. And it's a lovely piece of pottery.

Unknown said...

Ditto Phidelm :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Phidelm. Always a pleasure to see you, late or not. Like you, I think it's fascinating that this symbol has survived so long and that it symbolises two cultures so far apart in more ways than one. I bought the ceramic in the pottery town of Caltagirone. Hi, mg. Doing Photo Challenge soon.

Peter @ italyMONDO! said...

Ohhh..... Someone just explained this to me last week!!! I can't think of this for the life of me :-\

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