ALCUNE LEGGENDE SULL'ETNAAbout the god Aeolus, the king of the winds, was said to have imprisoned the winds in the caverns of Mount Etna. According to the poet Aeschylus, the giant Typhon was confined in Etna and was cause for rashes. Another giant, Enceladus, rebelled against the gods, was killed and he was burned in Etna. On Hephaestus or Vulcan, god of fire and metallurgy and blacksmith of the gods, was said to have had his forge under Etna and had tamed the fire demon Adranos and led him out of the mountain, while you were holding the Cyclops workshop which resulted in the forging thunderbolts from Zeus used as weapons. It was assumed that the “world of the dead” greek, Tartarus, was located beneath Mount Etna.
On Empedocles, an important pre-Socratic philosopher and politician greek fifth century BC, was told that he threw himself into the crater of the volcano, although in reality it seems to have died in Greece. It is said that when Mount Etna erupted in 252, a year after the martyrdom of St. Agatha, the people of Catania took the veil of the Holy, remained untouched by the flames of his martyrdom, and he called on the name. It is said that because of what the eruption was over, while the veil became blood red and that for this reason the devotees call upon his name against fire and lightning.
King Arthur reside, according to legend, in a castle on Mount Etna, whose input would be one of the many hidden and mysterious caves that dot. The legendary king of the Saxons also appears in a legend, that of the bishop’s horse, narrated by Gervase of Tilbury. According to legend, the soul of the English Queen Elizabeth I of England now resides in Etna, due to a pact she made with the devil in exchange for his help to rule the kingdom.