flag of Sicily adopted in 1282. Depicts: triskelion (trinacria), winged head of Medusa & 3 wheat ears, symbolizing fertile land. Bent legs represent 3 points of Sicily's triangular shape. Medusa's head is for island's protection. Trinacria: ancient name of Sicily. Colors represent Palermo & Corleone, first 2 cities to found a confederation against Angevin rule. Jan 4, 2000 - Became official public flag of Autonomous Region of Sicily.