Three legged lady

 

Last year I was very keen to get to Malta, what with one thing and another I didn't get there.  

Whilst catching up with Margot in Rome and trying to get a snorkel in the Trevi Fountain, we were denied that opportunity! I asked her if she could get me a three legged lady pendant from Malta. 

Here we are in Rome, ready to go snorkelling? Together, we have snorkelled along the Ningaloo Reef, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Perentian Islands, Tioman Island, Espiritos Santo and off a small island near Singapore, our credentials were not enough to allow us to snorkel in Trevi Fountain though. 

Here we are in Rome, ready to go snorkelling? Together, we have snorkelled along the Ningaloo Reef, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Perentian Islands, Tioman Island, Espiritos Santo and off a small island near Singapore, our credentials were not enough to allow us to snorkel in Trevi Fountain though. 

By the Trevi Fountain after I'd thrown all my money into the fountain in the hope of bringing some luck to the electrical woes I was having with the bike. it worked! One week later I was back on the road, but no time to head south to Malta, hence my request to Margot.  

By the Trevi Fountain after I'd thrown all my money into the fountain in the hope of bringing some luck to the electrical woes I was having with the bike. it worked! One week later I was back on the road, but no time to head south to Malta, hence my request to Margot.  

Sicilian flag.    As it turns out my general knowledge is slack and Margot points out that the three legged lady is actually a symbol of Sicily.  

Sicilian flag.  

As it turns out my general knowledge is slack and Margot points out that the three legged lady is actually a symbol of Sicily.  


The symbol of Sicily known as the Trinacria or Triseklion is said to be derived from a myth about three nymphs. They are said to have danced all around the world gathering the best fruit, stones and soil, they then threw all of it into the sea and created Sicily. This is why, they say, the island has three corners which symbolise each feet of the nymphs. The three sheafs of wheat represent fertility and the head is of Medusa.

With a stretch of the imagination, I can identify with the three legged lady. I do dance (read: motorcycle) all around the world gathering fruit and veggies. I have a keen interest in geology and one day if I have a pet dog it will be called Jasper. I love rich fertile soil and some of the soil along Tassie NW coast is so rich and chocolatey, you could eat it!! 

Anyway she is not from Malta, but Sicily and Margot found me a beautiful silver pendant. 

 

 

My Medusa

My Medusa

Margot's note that came with the pendant. A very auspicious date!  

Margot's note that came with the pendant. A very auspicious date!