Kerkyra tales: An alluring odyssey steeped in myths and legends
Kerkyra, the naiad nymph of springs and rivers, a seductive deity, daughter of the river god Asopus and nymph Metope. A being of mythical beauty and graceful dance, who captivated the attention of Poseidon, the powerful god of the sea. Charmed by Kerkyra’s tempting allure, he fell deeply in love. And so, he abducted his beloved nymph and whisked her away to an unnamed island in the Ionian Sea with clear emerald waters and outstanding natural beauty.
- IN HONOUR OF KERKYRA’S DIVINITY, HE NAMED THE WHOLE ISLAND AFTER HER.
- The fruit of their love, their son Phaeax, became the eponymous founding King of the Phaeacian nation. As such, Kerkyra island is also known in Greek mythology as the island of Phaeacians, the skilled sailors who helped Odysseus, King of Ithaka, to return home.
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