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In Greek mythology Korkyra was the daughter of Asopos river and nymph Metope. According to myth Poseidon fell in love with beautiful nymph Korkyra, kidnapped her and brought her to a hitherto unnamed island and offered her name to the place: Korkyra or modern Kerkyra (Corfu). Together they had a child Phaiax after whom the inhabitants of the island were named: Phaiakes, that was then transliterated to Phaeacians that originates from Latin. Asopus or Asôpos is the name of five different rivers in Greece and also in Greek mythology the name of the gods of those rivers. ... In Greek mythology, Metope was a river nymph, the daughter of the river Ladon. ... Pontikonisi Island in the background with the Vlaheraina Monastery in the foreground. ... In Greek mythology, Scheria, Skhería, or Phaeacia, is an island, the land of the Phaeacians. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...



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