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.
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.