Saturday, March 6, 2010


No. 144

Corfu map magnet nie hasil swap ngan kawan difacebook, thanks Maria. Suka tengok fm ni sebab ceria ajer warna dia.

Menurut kitab Tuk Wi, Corfu atau nama lainnye Kerkyra (city of the peaks) ialah sebuah pulau di kepulauan Ionion dan pulau kedua terbesar di Greece.
"Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her, as was the custom among gods of the era's myths. Zeus was a serial offender. Poseidon brought Metope to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Doric). Together, they had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named: Phaiakes. This term was transliterated via Latin to Phaeacians. The island's history is laden with battles and conquests, indicative of Corfu's turbulent position in a historical vortex lasting until the modern period.

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