the Trinaglia is the symbol of Sicily, what is the meaning of it?
- jan51601Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The word you want is TRINACRIA. According to an article in
Wikipedia, Trinacria is both an alternative name for Sicily and a
synonym for its national symbol, the TRISKELION, which also
appears on the flag of Sicily.
Historically, the name Trinacria was used after the Peace of
Caltabellotta (1302) to distinguish between the two Sicilies that
became a reality after the War of the Sicilian Vespers. Frederick III of
Sicily was recognised as king over Sicily, with the title of "King of
Charles of Anjou was recognised as king over the southern portion of
the Italian peninsula, with the title of King of Sicily, usually rendered
by historians as "King of Naples," for such was his capital.
The Medusa in the center of the triskelion implies the protection of
the Goddess Athena, the patron Goddess of the Isle. In early
mythology, Medusa was the destructive aspect of Athena. Later, she
was a monster slain by the hero Perseus, whose head then adorned
A triskelion or triskele, from the Greek word for "three-legged", is a
symbol consisting of three interlocked spirals, or three bent human
legs, or any similar symbol with three protrusions and a threefold
rotational symmetry. A triskelion is the symbol of Brittany, as well as
the Isle of Man and Sicily (where it is called "Trisceli"). The Manx and
Sicilian triskelions feature three running legs, bent at the knee and
conjoined at the crotch.
Spiral forms of the triskele are sometimes classed as solar symbols
while the legged version, sometimes including a gorgon mask or
Medusa's head at the central axle point in the Sicilian version,
suggests a chthonic significance (or one that designates, or pertains
to, deities or spirits of the underworld, especially in relation to Greek
religion. Greek "khthon" is one of several words for "earth"; it typically
refers to the interior of the soil, rather than the living surface of the land.
The Sicilian triskelion dates back to when Sicily was part of "Magna
Graecia" (Latin for "Greater Greece"), the colonial extension of Greece
beyond the Aegean, and the name of the area in Southern Italy and Sicily that was colonized by Greek settlers in the eighth century BC,
who brought with them the lasting imprint of their Hellenic civilization.
Pliny the Elder attributes the origin of the triskelion of Sicily to the
triangular form of the island, the ancient Trinacria, which consists of
three large capes equidistant from each other, pointing in their
respective directions, the names of which were Pelorus (northeast), Pachynus (extreme southeast), and Lilybaeum (or Marsala, on the westernmost part of the island).
The Third Reich adopted a variation on the triskelion as the insignia
for a Waffen-SS division. Their symbol resembled 2 parallel lightning bolts (see a picture of it shown on a recruiting poster at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffen-SS).
(NOTE: For science-fiction fans, a three-colored, slightly
asymmetrical triskelon is the most common symbol of the Klingons
from the "Star Trek" franchise since their first appearance in the
original series. Its meaning within the context of the "Star Trek"
universe has never been explained. I have a picture of it on my
photobucket page: http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/Gkar57d/Kli...Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinacria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triskelion#Sicilian_t... http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/Gkar57d/Kli...
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Well... you should know a few things first: - symobls don't have meaning all on their own. They're just shapes. We give them meaning. - the symbol you're referring to isn't a Wiccan symbol. It's also not a rune. It is a modern symbol used by rebellious teens and the like. It means "Anarchy". It's more of a fashion, like dressing goth. Jerome keeps answering Wicca questions without having a clue as to what Wicca is. He should simply be ignored.