Monday, June 14, 2010

Land of Cyclops

Just to demonstrate to Kate that the story of Polifemo the Cyclop was true (did you know the Odyssee?), we went in a relaxing paddling around the rocks in front of the town of Acitrezza and reached the village of Acicastello too, where a castel was build in the year 900 from Normans, over even older ruins.
But a question remain: which is the real origin of the huge rocks in front of Acitrezza? A furious and blinded cyclop? An incredible eruption of Mount Etna? Or there is another explanation? 
Mythology, mystery and geology blend into an intriguing cocktail...
Note that the villages here have the suffix "Aci". But this is another legend...