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Sep '14

Cyclops Polyphemus

Sicilians love and respect your volcano. And treat him with special indescribable thrill. Old people say about Etna as a woman, so she put on her hat out of the clouds, it's terrible – all storm clouds in, that's the opposite, smiling and alluring – with silver edging out of the snow on his head, shining and winking at everyone standing at the bottom, or suddenly becomes mysterious – turning half the clouds, like a shawl. That's talking about her as a wayward but beloved woman: the Etna like this lady – her character. And sometimes it shows – about once every 3 months Etna erupts, so that will not find it. While on the other side of the disastrous eruptions of very little, and human sacrifice as usually does not happen – all manage to escape in time.

And what legends wound Sicilian volcano your favorite, starting with the Greeks, the Greeks colonized … So Etna Cyclops, the most famous of which was a one-eyed Cyclops Polyphemus, that clever Odysseus, got into his hands, so as not to be eaten, gouged out one eye and fled, but later Polyphemus furious metal to block water and chunks of rock, by the way, the rock has to rise Seas out of the water Recalling the history of Polyphemus. Is left unattended and the heat of the volcano. In its very womb, in the depths of the fiery lava vents, the Greeks placed in the heart of Etna's forge of Hephaestus – there's something in the inferno of Hephaestus and forged their swords. However, Aetna pays for people with a vengeance for their love and respect: the slopes of the volcano incredibly rich in natural substances, so here are grown all kinds of horticultural crops, from apples, and ending with black olives, and a further The slopes of Mount Etna always attract great harvest of grapes from which wine is highly valued for its taste.

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