an oral tale of 1800
One day a man named Mauro appeared on the mount Vesuvius, he had a face as black as night and asked the magic of the volcano to be transformed into a normal man.
His prayer was answered. Suddenly an angel appeared who took him into the crater and blowing onto his face made his kin white like snow.
So the two craters were called Angelo and Mauro.
But not all the volcano stories end well: when a wicked monk invoked Vesuvius asking for help to implement his bad design, the mountain was angry hunting from the crater a pillar of fire and sending down a magical horse with flame eyes and a snake mane.
The animal chased the monk and when he was reached, the horse clapped with its socket on the ground which opened swallowing the evil man.
Those places were then called “Horse atrium” and ” Monk”.