In Homer's Odyssey, there is a geographical description of Ithaca and Same:
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.)
Hesiod, Theogony 270 & 332 ff :
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:
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:
The temple of Apollo (Jerusalem-Ithaca) Leukatas would have looked something like this.
Map of ancient Ithaca
The light house today at Cape Lefkata/Leukadia where the temple of Apollo once stood
The temple of Apollo on Leukatas/Leukada/Jerusalem was severely damaged in an earthquake. The counterfeit 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 marble 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.
Apollo is the Egyptian God Horus, and Horus is the Irish/Celtic/Druid God /Dagda/Bodb Sida, i.e., Horus, Apollo i.e. Bodb Sida had many epithets in Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, and India.
From the Temple of Apollo (Horus/Bodb Sida) located on the rock Leukatas, south of Leukada, Jerusalem, the full Moon rose from the east as the sun was setting in the West, and The Eyes of Horus i.e. sun and moon was seen at the same time on Tuesday 3 September 1963 from 1800 hrs.
The counterfeit Semitic-Germanic Holy Roman Empire have counterfeited the story of Jesus, with a Middle Eastern, Semitic backdrop in place of the true Druidic/Atlantean/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/Atlanteans.
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 the Polis of 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).
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.
(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".
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), 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/Bodb Sida), 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.
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