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I read on this forum and elsewhere after a Google search, that the man is being swallowed by the snake, and the man is a Moor, as Muslim was known at that time. The Moor invaded Europe in the 1300s. Is that all wrong info?

Last week I received the welcome pack from Alfa Romeo, in it they explain that the man is coming out of the snake, signifying a rebirth. Is this revisionist history, due to the current PC culture?

What's the correct explanation?

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Semi-Revisionist. Most commonly, the figure is described as a child, possibly Moorish, being consumed. Some have pushed the Biscione - Birth theory over the almost 1,000 years the symbol has been in heraldic use, but much less commonly.
 

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mods, please delete this thread before somebody somewhere is offended by what something might mean to someone, and alfa is labelled as an offensive vehicle and ....
 

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mods, please delete this thread before somebody somewhere is offended by what something might mean to someone, and alfa is labelled as an offensive vehicle and ....
Oh stop, enough already. I hope you were kidding. Head designer Guiseppe Merosi was given the task of finding a logo. However, Romano Cattaneo is considered the father of the logo. The logo has taken various forms over the years. The red cross on a white field is a symbol linked with the City of Milan. Il Biscone is also a symbol from Milans Coat of Arms and was a symbol of the Visconti family who were influential in the church, trade and politics. It is depicted in the process of devouring a child.
 
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