Corcyra: (Doric dialect)
the daughter of the Assopus river. The sea-god, Poseidon, fell
in love with her, abducted her, and brought her to this island,
giving it her name.
Faikas: the son of Poseidon
and Corcyra, from whom comes the name “the island of the Faikes”
(also spelt Phaeceans).
Harpi - Drepani: translates
as 'harp' and 'scythe' - names given to Corfu in ancient times
due to its shape.
1. The Homeric island, which was settled by the Phaeceans,
descendants of Nausithos, offspring of Poseidon, when they deserted
their former homeland, Hyperia: 2. a) 'en schero' = long, continuous,
endless time b) 'scheros' = coast, seashore. According to this
interpretation Scheria means the continuous shoreline, the endless
Corfu: 1.The fortified town,
located on two summits, or peaks, established by its inhabitants
to defend themselves from attacks. Today this is called the Old
Fortress, formerly known however as the town of Corypho (the peaks)
2. 'Korpho' - the name given by the Franks to the gulf and the
town , a corruption of the Latin word 'Golfo'.