Persefone, figlia di Zeus e di Demetra, dea della vegetazione e dell'agricoltura, era intenta a cogliere fiori insieme ad alcune ninfe presso le rive del lago Pergusa. Improvvisamente, dal suo regno sotterraneo sbucò fuori Ade, innamorato della fanciulla, per evitare di chiedere la mano di Persefone al fratello Zeus, decise di rapirla. Fu la ninfa Ciane a reagire al rapimento aggrappandosi al cocchio di Ade nel tentativo disperato di trattenerlo. Il Dio incollerito, la percosse col suo scettro trasformandola in una doppia sorgente dalle acque color turchino. Il giovane Anapo, innamorato della ninfa Ciane, vistosi liquefare la fidanzata, si fece mutare anch'egli nel fiume, che ancor oggi, al termine del suo percorso, si unisce nelle acque al Ciane, per versasi nel Porto Grande. [..] 🍃🌊
May 27th Happy Mother’s Day to all women 🌷💐🌹 But first of all today we will Commemorate the abolition of slavery in Guadeloupe. To commemorate the abolition of slavery, a sculpture in the memory of Solitude was inaugurated as homage and recognition of the victims of the slave-trade and anti-slavery resistance leaders. Solitude was freed in the first abolition of 1794 but, after Napoleon restored slavery in the French colonies in 1802, she became a maroon and joined freedom fighters Delgrès and others. She is always remembered as a fierce and fearless warrior, expertly wielding a machete against the French troops. She watched her friends die in battle on May 26, 27 and 28. When Delgrès and his comrades died in an explosion, Solitude was among them and was seriously injured. She was captured and sentenced to death but because she was pregnant, she could not be put to death. She was executed after she gave birth on November 29, 1802. No one knows the whereabouts of the child. Solitude´s story illustrates the too often forgotten role of women in the struggle against slavery.