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Origins of the ‘Indalo Man’

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Mojacar has adopted The Indalo Man as a symbol for the area.

This is an article all about the origins of the ‘Indalo Man’. The ‘Indalo Man’ or “Indalo” is the symbol adopted by Mojacar, a village in the Southeastern Spanish province of Almeria, as their logo. It’s history and origins is detailed below.

Found in a cave in the Los Velez Natural Park in Velez Blanco, Spain, the Indalo is a prehistoric, supposedly magical symbol. The cave is now off limits to any visitors.

Historically, it has been customary to paint an Indalo symbol on the front of houses and businesses to protect them from evil.

The Indalo Man dates back to 2500 BC. This means Indal eccius – messenger of the Gods – in the Iberian language.

Legend has it that the Indalo was a ghost that could hold and carry a rainbow in his hands (thus the arch over the head of the man).

The origins of the ‘Indalo Man’ are firmly in the province of Almeria. Additionally, the Indalo symbol is a good lucky charm in the Almeria region. However, the charm is only beneficial to you if given as a gift.

For Indalo Transport, the name of the company was a natural choice. We have our origins in Mojacar. Even though our current warehouse is a few km away in Palomares, Indalo Transport started here, and our logo shows we are linked with this lovely part of the world. If you need to use us for transport or removals, get in touch here

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