Tonight! Presentation about the Divine and Sacred Feminine Sites of Eastern Sicily

Tonight! Join me at 7:30PM Eastern online for Myths and Mysteries of Sicily: Part I, Eastern Sicily. I’ll discuss the divine feminine and sacred feminine sites in Eastern Sicily. Details and registration at Myths and Mysteries of Sicily: Part I, Eastern Sicily Update: Enjoy!¬† RECORDINGMyths and Mysteries of Sicily: Eastern Sicily, Part Ihttps://youtu.be/R5Lsbsa1q0E

In Sicily Legends Come To Life

Sicily is the stage for many myths and legends. Like this one pictured from Homer’s Odyssey, where the cyclopes Polyphemus is throwing lava boulders at Odysseus. During our October 2020 Stunning Sicily tour, these stories come to life–especially when you are standing on the slopes of Mount Etna looking at the coast from where Odysseus…

Siracusa’s Myth of Aretusa

This stunning Fontana di Diana in Ortigia, Siracusa that tells the story of the Nereid-water nymph Aretusa and her protector, the goddess Artemis/Diana. One day while hunting in the forest in Greece, Aretusa decided to take a refreshing swim in a stream. While in the water, she felt something move beneath her. It was the…

Carnevale, Valentine’s Day, Mythology, and Love in Sicily

Love is in the air! Today is Marted√¨ Grasso–Fat Tuesday–the final day of Carnevale! It’s also the day before St. Valentine’s Day… mmm… considering the ancient practices of Carnevale, could it be related to how we interpret Valentine’s Day today? I’m not really sure, but I’ll venture to guess there is a relationship between the…

The Genius of Palermo

This 16th century statue in Palermo’s Piazza Revoluzione is one of eight representations of a crowned man with a snake feeding on his breast that can be found throughout Sicily’s capital city. It is The Genius of Palermo, an ancient icon–so ancient that the mythological pre-Roman origins are uncertain. Il Genio di Palermo is considered…