Lake Pergusa is the only natural lake in Sicily. The other Sicilian lakes are just reservoirs.
Lake Pergusa lies in the center of Sicily. According to the myth, Kore, Demeter’s daughter was abducted by Pluto while she was picking flowers by the lush shore of this lake. After that, she became the queen of the underground and her name changed from Kore into Persephone.
These days, there is a racetrack around the lake, but the area has not lost its mythological charm.
Walking by the lake at sunset, I saw a cave in the distance. Maybe from there Pluto came out with his chariot drawn by powerful steeds. All of a sudden, he snatched Kore from the luxuriant earth and took her to the underground.
Thinking about the myth, I felt like walking in another world, fantastic and beautiful.
Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
-Travels of the Mind