explanation of the name " Trinacria "
first name of the island was Sicania.
referred to the first inhabitants, Siculi
and Sicani **.
The Isle name is found from Omero's poems,
(in the Odyssey
Sicily is called Thrinakie, which means Isle with triangle's
form, a name that then changed in Trinakria,
which means Isle
with the three promontories, here they are: (the Capo
Peloro to the North East (Messina), Capo
to West (Marsala), Capo
Passero or Capo
Spartivento (to the South Est).
name became Trinacria: (name used also from Dante Alighieri
in the Divine Comedy), that the classical
like reference to the triangular form of the Island.
But the Sicily
name soon prevailed to designate the whole island and it lasted unchanged
until to today.
Name attributed to an ancient population of the Western Sicily. Not pertaining
to the great Indo-European grouping,
their origin is
Name attributed to the antichi inhabitants of the Oriental Sicily. Coming
from the from the italica peninsula,
they are considered
a stirpe near that Latin.
name of a Palermo's currency of the Roman age, with the representation
of the Gorgona *
with the three legs, represents the Trinacria, from the antiquity.
This is the figure of the triangular Sicily from the three
It was the first
simbol representing the identinty of a people and of a territory
ancient Greek mythology, every single of the three daughters of Forco
and Ceto, monster winged, enveloped and twisted that lived
in the Ade.
la bella Trinacria, che caliga
tra Pachino e Peloro,
sopra 'l golfo
che riceve da Euro
non per Tifeo
ma per nascente solfo,
attesi avrebbe li
suoi regi ancora,
nati per me di Carlo
e di Ridolfo,
se mala segnoria,
che sempre accora
a gridar: "Mora, mora!".
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