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Promontory of Trapani

Places of the Myth of Demeter - Ceres: Promontory of Trapani

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The site is part of the Places of the Myth of Demeter inserted in Places of Myth and Legends - included in the Register of the Region of Sicily LIM (Places of gods and minor divinities)

Places reported on the IWB: 

  • Rock Sanctuary (Agrigento)
  • Rocca of Cerere (Enna)
  • Promontory of Trapani
  • Top of the Etna Volcano (province of Catania)

The following is an excerpt from the sheet Places of the Myth of Demeter.

It is not clear the reference of Demeter with the Promontory of Trapani, according to some it should be attributed to the fact that Trapani, whose Greek name “Drepanon” means sickle, originated from the sickle fallen to Demeter during the search for Persephone. Another myth actually has it that the sickle, at the origin of the city, is the one that fell to Saturn (Cronos) after he had cut off the "phallo" from his father Uranus.  

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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