In Homer's Odyssey, there is a geographical description of Ithaca and Same:


  • "Now there is a rocky islet called Asteris, of no great size, in mid channel between Ithaca and Same, and there is a harbor on either side of it where a ship can lie, with an entrance on either side. Here then the Achaeans [the suitors] placed themselves in ambush [against Telemakhos]".


Phorkys (Poseidon/Ler) was an ancient sea-god who presided over the hidden dangers of the deep. Phorkys was depicted in an ancient mosaic as a grey-haired, fish-tailed god, with spiky crab-like skin and crab-claw forelegs. His attribute was a torch. 


According to the Homeric poems, an old man ruling over the sea, or "the old man of the sea," to whom a harbour in Ithaca was dedicated. 


Homer, Odyssey 13. 345 ff : (Greek epic C8th B.C.)


  • "Here [on the island of Ithaka] is the harbour sacred to the old sea-god Phorkys (limen Phorkynos)."


Hesiod, Theogony 270 & 332 ff : 


  • "And to Phorkys Keto (Ceto) bore another unmanageable monster like nothing human nor like the immortal gods either, in a hollow cave. This was the divine and haughty Ekhidna (Echidna), and half of her is a Nymphe with a fair face and eyes glancing, but the other half is a monstrous snake . . . [and] Keto, joined in love with Phorkys, mothered the youngest of the deadly Drakones (Dragon-Serpents) . . . that one which guards the all-golden applies."


Eumaeus (Εὔμαιος) was Odysseus's swineherd and friend.  Odysseus' father Laertes bought him as a slave.  He was brought up with Odysseus and his sister.

Eumaeus meets Odysseus upon his return to Ithaca (Leucadia) after fighting in the Trojan War.  He has four dogs, 'savage as wild beasts,' who protect his pigs.  Although he does not recognise his old master — Odysseus is in disguise — and has his misgivings, Eumaeus treats Odysseus well, offering food and shelter to one whom he thinks is a mere indigent.  On being pushed to explain himself, Odysseus spins a distorted tale, misleading Eumaeus into believing that he is the son not of Laertes but Castor.

The swineherd (Eumaeus) refuses to accept the vow that Odysseus, whom he loves above all others (rendering him especially bitter towards the suitors), is finally on his way home. Having heard such assurances all too often, and been deceived by a prevaricator from Aetolia, Eumaeus has become inured to them. "Don't you try to gratify or soothe my heart with falsehoods," he cautions:

  • "It is not for that reason that I shall respect and entertain you, but because I fear Zeus (Amun-Ra/Ra-Elatha), the patron of strangers, and pity you." 


God-fearing, suspicious, and scrupulous, Eumaeus delivers probably the oldest extant example of literary sarcasm when, after Odysseus offers a bargain entailing that he be thrown off a cliff (Lefkatas/Leukatas) should he lose, he answers:  


  • "That would be virtuous of me, my friend, and good reputation would be mine among men, for present time alike and hereafter, if first I led you into my shelter, there entertained you as guest, then murdered you and ravished the dear life from you. Then cheerfully I could go and pray to Zeus, son of Kronos" (XIV.402-6, translation Lattimore).



TEMPLE OF APOLLO LEFKATAS/ITHACA

The temple of Apollo (Jerusalem-Ithaca) Leukatas would have looked something like this.

Map of ancient Ithaca

Modern Ithaca (i.e. Same) is a Hellenic island located in the Ionian Sea and forms a triangle with Lefkada and Kefalonia.  The distance between Lefkada and Ithaca (Same) is approximately 5 kilometers from the nearest points.

At around 180 BC, Ithaca was part of the Roman province of Illyria.  The Illyrians were mostly Celts. Around this period, Jerusalem was built on the island of Ithaca by the Druids/Kopsidas.  The people of Modern day Ithaca (Same) believe it was built beneath the village of Stavros and as a result of an earthquake in 967 CE Jerusalem sunk into the sea. Jerusalem was in Ithaca/Lefkada, not Ithaca/Same).

Wilhelm Dörpfeld believed that the nearby island of Lefkada was Homer's Ithaca, whereas the island Same is the present-day Ithaca.


The Island of Ithaca/Leucadia derives its name from the Island of Tiree which was known as Ethica (Ithaca), in Celtic and pre-Celtic times. Tiree (Ethica/Ithaca) is the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Tiree is known for the 1st-century-AD Dùn Mòr broch, and the prehistoric carved Ringing Stone, (Cup, and ring marks).

The light house today at Cape Lefkata/Leukadia where the temple of Apollo once stood

Cape Lefkas (Leukas) is situated at the most southern part of the Island Lefkada.  Cape Leukatas, a prominent white rock jutting out from Leukas into the sea and toward Cephalonia (Kefalonia). This rock was called "Lefkatas" in ancient times, and is the "white rock" mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey.


  • πὰρ δ’ ἴσαν Ὠκεανοῦ τε ῥοὰς καὶ Λευκάδα πέτρην [224] ἠδὲ παρ’ Ἠελίοιο πύλας καὶ δῆμον ὀνείρων
  • And they passed by the streams of Okeanos and the White Rock [Leukàs pétrā] and past the Gates of the Sun and the District of Dreams. (Odyssey xxiv 11-12)


(For an etymology of the word Leukatas and Ithaca see Kopsidas page).

Where the current lighthouse is situated the shrine of Apollo Leukatas once stood. 


Leucadius is the surname of Apollo.

In Hellenic tradition, people who wished to relieve themselves of love could do so by leaping into the sea from the Leucadian rock. Deukalion (Dardanus/Dagda) was so devoted to Pyrrha that, at her death, he needed to relieve his grief in this manner. A similar story was told about Aphrodite (Isis/Brigid) grieving Adonis (Osiris/Dagda). 


Cephalus was the founding "head" of a great family that included Odysseus.  Cephalus also committed suicide by leaping into Okeanos from Cape Leucas (Lefkatas/Jerusalem).


The act of leaping off the rock and into Okeanos (Set/Manannán mac Lir/Ler) was repeated by Sappho (as Aphrodite/Isis/Brigid), the great poetess, for her love of Phaon (Osiris/Dagda).  It is the reason why the location was named "The jump of Sappho" and "Cape of the lady". 


  • where they say that Sappho was the first, hunting down the proud Phaon, to throw herself, in her goading desire, from the rock that shines from afar. But now, in accordance with your sacred utterance, lord king, let there be silence throughout the sacred precinct of the head-land of Leukas. (The Leukadia Menander F 258 K)


​​Phaon means 'bright.'  Phaon (Osiris/Dagda) himself was an old porthmeús 'ferryman' who was transformed into a beautiful youth by Aphrodite (Isis/Brigid) herself. Aphrodite (Isis/Brigid) fell in love with Phaon (Osiris/Dagda) and hid him in a head of lettuce (penis-sperm).

The ferryman brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades. The ferryman Phaon is the Egyptian god Osiris, and Osiris is the Druidic god, the Dagda.  The Dagda (Daghdha/Dagidha) was a High King of Tuatha Dé Danann, Aos Sí, Kop sídhu/Kopsida, the descendants of Danu and Elatha.


Adonis (Osiris/Dagda) was also hidden in a head of lettuce by Aphrodite (Isis/Brigid). Ptolemaios Chennos (ca. A.D. 100; by way of Photius Bibliotheca 152-153 Bekker), [20] the first to dive off the heights of Cape Leukas and into Okeanos (i.e. Set/Manannán mac Lir/Ler) was none other than Aphrodite (Isis/Brigid) herself, out of love for a dead Adonis (Osiris/Dagda). After Adonis died, the mourning Aphrodite went off searching for him and finally found him at 'Cypriote Argos’, in the shrine of Apollo Eríthios. She consults Apollo (Horus/Ogma), who instructs her to seek relief from her love by jumping off the while rock of Leukas and into Okeanos, where Zeus (Amun-Ra/Ra/Elatha) sits whenever he wants relief from his passion for Hera (Isis/Brigid).


Queen Artemisia I, is reputed to have leapt off the white rock and into Okeanos (Set/Manannán mac Lir/Ler) out of love for one Dardanos.


The practice of leaping from the Shrine of leukatas and into Okeanos (Set/Manannán mac Lir/Ler) was derived from a Druid priestly institution.

 


ANAX OF ELLADA


The temple of Apollo on Leukatas/Leukada/Jerusalem was severely damaged in an earthquake. The Semitic-Germanic Holy Roman Empire reestablished the false Jerusalem in Aelia Capitolina in the Middle East around 1099 CE.  The real Jerusalem in Ithaca/Leukatas/Lefkada was neglected, purposely destroyed and built upon, leaving almost no trace of the original Druidic temple and its historical significance.  Pieces of the original lime stone blocks that formed part of the temple structure can be still be seen scattered around the periphery of the site.  Most of the temples ruins were tragically thrown over the side of the cliff and into the sea to make way for the lighthouse. It is the real Temple in Jerusalem or Holy Temple of Ithaca/Leucadia/Leukatas.


Apollo is the Egyptian God Horus, and Horus is the Irish/Celtic/Druid God /Dagda/Ogma. Ogma, i.e., Horus, Apollo i.e. Ogma had many epithets in Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, and India. 


From the Temple of Apollo (Horus/Ogma) located on the rock Leukatas, south of Leukada, Jerusalem, the full Moon was rising from the east as the sun was setting in the West. The Eyes of Horus i.e. sun and moon was seen at the same time on Tuesday 3 September 1963 from 1800 hrs. 


The Semitic-Germanic Holy Roman Empire have counterfeited the story of Jesus Christ, with a Middle Eastern, Semitic backdrop in place of the true Druidic/Kopsidas religion.  


Kopsidas, the Anax of Ellada, is proposing to rebuild this great temple on the original site of Lefkatas/Ithaca/Leucadia/Jerusalem. The temple is the temple of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the Aos Sí, the Kop sídhu/Kopsida/Druids.