The Legend of Vulcano
From the eruption of the Timanfaya volcano in 1730, a great legend arose that would later become one of the most famous of the Canary Islands. This is the Legend of the Devil of Timanfaya in Lanzarote.
Legend has it that on September 1, 1730, a wedding was taking place in the town of Timanfaya. The couple consisted of the son of one of the richest people on the island and a young woman whose family was dedicated to the cultivation of healing plants.
In the middle of the celebration, a great explosion moved the earth, and rocks and lava began to fall from the sky destroying everything in their path. The guests and the townspeople began to run for shelter, but misfortune fell on the young couple.
A large rock from the volcano crushed his bride leaving her buried. Seeing this scene, the groom took a 5-pointed forge to try to move the stone and save her. When he finally succeeded, he realized that his beloved bride had died.
Between his despair and the feeling of desolation he took the body of his wife without letting go of the forge and began to run through the valley seeking refuge. Which he obviously couldn’t find anymore.
Despite the smoke and ashes, some villagers could see the moonlit young man on a hill. He raised the 5-pointed forge with his two arms and the witnesses sighed in sadness “poor devil”.
Then, the image of the groom disappeared in the fiery terrain of Lanzarote never to be seen again.