Trinacria

:"For Trinacria as a place-name in Greek mythology, see Thrinacia.Trinacria is both an alternative name for Sicily and its national symbol (an ancient form of the Triskelion) which also appears on its flag.

Historically, the name 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 "Trinacria"."

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.

Mythology

The Medusa in the center 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 Athena's shield.

ee also

* Triskelion


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