Diablo de Lanzarote - Lanzarote, Islas Canarias, España
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 29° 00.331 W 013° 45.177
28R E 621461 N 3209238
Quick Description: Love legend history
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 8/17/2021 3:46:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM14RV8
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Long Description:
"The most famous legend of the Canary Island of Lanzarote is the one referring to the "devil of Timanfaya". According to legend, in 1730, when the volcanic eruptions occurred on the island of Lanzarote (which today have their sample in the Timanfaya National Park), the wedding was taking place between a young man whose father was one of the richest people on the island, and a young woman whose family cultivated medicinal plants. The two lovers who were to get married, as well as the wedding guests, were surprised by the rain of rocks and lava caused by the volcanic eruption.

All the assistants began to run in terror, looking for any corner that would serve as a refuge. Bad fortune seized the young bride, who was hit by a large rock that crushed her body. Seeing that scene, the young man in love came to his aid, desperate for him, taking a five-pointed fork in order to lift that heavy rock that was slowly killing his beloved. Before the astonished gaze of those who were there, the young man drew strength from where there were none and managed to move the rock with the five-pointed fork, but his effort was insufficient: the young woman he was going to marry had dead.

Desperate and a victim of desolation, the young man took the body of his deceased beloved next to the five-pointed forca and toured the fiery valleys of Timanfaya.


Night had fallen and the full moon lit up that "hell" that Lanzarote had become. But, suddenly, at the top of the Timanfaya valleys and in the middle of the sulfate and the lava expelled by the volcanoes, the young man was seen illuminated by the full moon lifting the five-pointed forca with his two arms, before disappearing into the fiery ground. The witnesses to that image sighed sadly: "poor devil!"

From the blood that the young woman shed in the valleys of Timanfaya, the medicinal plants that her parents cultivated were born and these were named after the two young lovers who could never marry: Aloe was called the young man and Vera the young man.

At present, the figure of the young man with the five-pointed forca raised by both arms before the eyes of the full moon is the image that represents the Timanfaya National Park, where that "poor devil" who lost his life is also represented. life and his love because of volcanic eruptions."

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Type: Ancient Mystery

Referenced in (list books, websites and other media):
https://es.blastingnews.com/showbiz-y-tv/2016/03/la-leyenda-del-diablo-de-timanfaya-lanzarote-00847675.amp.html


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