The Legend of Peña de los Enamorados or the lover’s stone evoques the unbridled love between an Arab princess and a Christian gentleman. The chronicles recall that a few years before the conquest of the city a soldier of King Fernando fell prisoner in a village near Arab Antequera.
THE LOVER'S stone
Taken prisoner in the dungeons of the citadel, one morning he received a visit from the daughter of the Arab king, a young woman of paralyzing beauty known by the name of Tazgona who after crossing her gaze with the young Tello falls in love.
From that day on, the princess looks for all sorts of excuses to go down daily to the dungeons where, in the company of her soldier, they work together to find a way to scape, not only from that gloomy prison but also from the city. Tazgona and Tello are aware that they belong to different kingdoms and cultures, and that neither Arabs nor Christians will ever welcome their union.
Provided with their love as their only weapon, the young people escape one morning, but a few minutes after the flight to the ears of the Arab King, the news of the escape arrives.
Princess Tazgona’s father heads a battalion that tries to hunt down and kill the Christian soldier.
Bad luck wanted that same day the Christian troops besieged Antequera, so the two lovers, cornered and helpless, decided to climb to the topo of a sharp rock visible from all roads leading to the city of Málaga. In it they decide to throw themselves into the void and dump their bodies rather than separate. The Arab king and the Christian king, holding hands and bloodied and anguished, contemplate the lovers to decline any fight to take over the government of the city.
That is why at Aceitunas Chicón Lebrón we are very aware of the legend the lover’s stone as manufacturers of wholesale olives, to celebrate the union of the two cultures.