Showing posts with label Sicilian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sicilian. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sicilian Tattoo

Bella Memoria Del Mio Padre - Sicilian Trinacria Tattoo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Sicilian

SCUSA Artwork "The Sicilian" featuring the famous "Trinacria".

The word or term Trinacria means "triangle" as for the shape of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean - where Venus was born. The Greeks called it Trinakrias, the Romans called it Trinacrium, meaning "star with 3 points". Today its known as Sicily, or Sicilia in Italian.

The head in the center was that of Medusa, whose hair was turned into snakes by the outraged goddess Athene. In their wisdom, the Sicilian parliament replaced the Medusa head with one that is less threatening to the innocent onlooker who, after all, should not be anticipating being turned to stone.