ColaPesce Legend ? The man who holds up the Sicilian island

Cola was a boy who loved the sea and spend most of the days swimming and diving. His mother told him that soon he will turn in to a fish, she was not very passionate about her sons hobby. Cola was excited about all the things he discovered in the sea and told everyone fascinating stories. One day the stories reached the king of Sicily that time, Federico II. He got curious about the boy and asked him to dive as deep as he could to find out what holds the Sicilian island up. When he came back Cola told the king that Sicily is held by three columns but one of them has been damaged by a furious fire. Sicily risks to collapse into the sea.

The King and inhabitants got very afraid and asked Cola for help to dive deeper to see what could be done to avoid this. Even if Cola knew diving that deep was very risky, he decided to help his people. Cola sadly never returned. Everyone said he has become half man and half fish, and remained under the sea supporting the third column preventing Sicily to be submerged by the sea.

Cola = Boys name, Pesce = Fish in italian

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ColaPesce Legenden – Mannen som h?ller upp Sicilien

Cola var en pojke som ?lskade havet och tillbringade de flesta dagarna med att dyka. Hans mor ber?ttade f?r honom att han snart kommer att f?rvandlas till en fisk, hon var inte s?rskilt passionerad av sonens hobby. Cola var imponerad ?ver allt han uppt?ckte i havet och ber?ttade f?r alla fascinerande historier. En dag n?dde historierna till Siciliens konung, Federico II. Han blev nyfiken p? pojken och bad honom dyka s? djupt som m?jligt f?r att ta reda p? vad som h?ller den sicilianska ?n st?ende. N?r han kom tillbaka sa Cola till konungen att Sicilien h?lls av tre kolumner, men en av dem har blivit skadad av en rasande eld. Sicilien riskerar att kollapsa i havet.

Kungen och inv?narna blev v?ldigt r?dda och fr?gade Cola f?r hj?lp att dyka djupare f?r att se vad som kunde g?ras f?r att undvika detta. ?ven om Cola visste att den djupet var mycket riskabelt best?mde han sig f?r att hj?lpa sitt folk. Cola ?terv?nde tyv?rr aldrig. Alla sa att han har blivit halv man och halv fisk, och stannade i havet f?r att st?tta den tredje kolonnen som f?rhindrar att Sicilien blir neds?nkt vid havet.

Cola = Pojkens namn, Pesce = Fisk p? italienska