Sicily has an official symbol, the Trinacria, something like
the device of Isle of Man.
Giuseppe Bottasini, 22 November 1995
Curiously enough, there has been some academic work done to
establish whether there is a connection between the Manx and
Sicilian three-legged emblem. I think the consensus is that it is
just a coincidence. There's a theory that the Sicilian legs
reflect the island's supposed triangular shape, but I think
that's a little weak given the historical vagueness of maps of
the island. One difference between the two emblems is that the
Manx legs are always armored, currently in full armor and
historically in chain mail. The Sicilian legs, however, are
always bare - which may be a reflection on the climatic
differences between the Med and the Irish Sea! In its traditional
form the Sicilian device had a Mesusa's head at the junction of
the three legs. Make of that symbolism what you will!
Stuart Notholt, 9 October 1996
The flag (a red and yellow stripes of Catalonia, with a
"Trinacria" in the canton was used in the last times of
the WWII. Later was used a yellow flag with the
"Trinacria". On 20 July 1982 were adopted the arms and
the gonfalon The suposed flag should be diagonal yellow and red
with the shield in the center. Similar one is reported in the
australian poster of aspirant peoples .On 17 May 1988 a variation
was operate in the arms and perhaps the flag was little changed
(a diagonal blue narrow stripe between yellow and red was added).
In December 1988 a discusion was started for regioanl symbols.
After very complicate administrative resolutions a similar
previous flag (the one without blue stripe), arms and gonfanon
were adopted 28 July 1990.
Jaume Olle', 3 August 1997
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