9. The name Ithaki derives from the Homerian word Ithys which means straight. This leads us to assume that the beaches of Ithaki must be defined by straight line shorelines.
The only reason why during the Homeric era the Paliki peninsula is given the name of Ithaca is this alignment.
The name Ithys means straight.
The photographs are from Lepeda and Loggo near Lixouri.
10. The adjective used by Homer to describe Athena in moments where she scandalously supports Odysseus, Telemachus and Penelope presumably like a fellow compatriot is Pallas-ΠΑΛΛΑΣ and this is one more reason to prove that Homer’s Ithaka is Cephalonian Paliki.
The distance between the two ports as we analysed in 16th Rhapsody (π΄) is indeed half a day.
This point refutes almost all theories, because they place the two ports close to each other (Lefkada). The new Ithaca and Paxoi, as well as Assos of Eryssos are very “little” places to fit this difference. Moreover, Poros is gimmicking again since he places Telemachus’s arrival in Skala. He also organises “Telemachus” running competitions there and closer to Pylos. This means that he would wish Telemachus’s departure to last longer than his return which is the opposite.
Paliki and Telemachus follow Athena’s order and direct the ship initially toward Ehinades, Arkoudi – Atoko; next morning they observed Fiskardo; they avoided Asteris’s ambush on the left well inside the depth of the dangerous channel. From there, they ended up in Athera where, scandalously, coincided with Odysseus’s arrival from the North. Odysseus was travelling from Scheria – Corfu one day earlier so their meeting could take place in Evmaeus hut in the remote areas of Ithaca (Atheras) – the first Northern seashore. There they could meet at their comfort away from the city.
…There, they would have a quiet chat and organize the suitors’ massacre!.
Is Odyssey the work of one man? It’s about an Incompatible and inviolable theatrical production directed in real time, real places and events! Amongst his other qualities Homer was a great director.
12. Taphians and Ithacians were neighbours. In fact, Antinoos’s father had committed a piratic thuggery against the Thesprotians along with Taphian bandits. While they were COMING together toward Taphos and Ithaca, Thesprotians whould have massacred them (they would hang them upside down and would tear their hearts out like the Incas did), however Odysseus stopped them dead in their tracks!
Taphios is on the back of Paliki.
In Laertes’s years orgies of contraband and other illegal activities took place there in secrecy. The name was saved luckily by Christian sources not of course in order to resurrect Ithaca and Athena who supported Odysseus. The name was saved accidentally.
This fact is ignored by ALL, so Taphi are placed wherever they wish, since they have forgotten that the truth lays only in Homer’s descriptions and not in the imagination of those who paraphrase him.
A request to them. “Don’t play games with Taphian smugglers and traffickers (they sold Evmaeus to Laertes when he was young) they would assault you and will sink your ship”!
τῶ τοι, ξεῖν’, Ἰθάκης γε καὶ ἐς Τροίην ὄνομ’ ἵκει…»
Odyssey, Book 13, Lines 247-248.
…There are creeks there that run throughout the year.
Moreover, the clay containers exhibited in the Corinthian colony Vathy museum (new Ithaca - Thiaki), reveal that in the archaic era as well as during the classical antiquity, Ithaca imported water in a place where the owners were traditionally enemies of the Athenian allies of Cephalonia and Kerkyra – Corfu.
The name of Petani in western Paliki of Kefallinia comes
from the Homeric word ‘‘ ἐπηετανοὶ ’’, which is related to the year,
the annual year, for one year, the entire year, an abundant year.
On this beach the water supply is evident from the rich flora
and a little if you dig in the sand you find brackish water.
Opposite and to the left of Petani is the beautiful small beach of St. Helen.
βαλόντες ἐς Σικελοὺς πέμψωμεν, …»
Odyssey, Book 20, Lines 382, 383
νηῦς δέ μοι ἥδ’ ἕστηκεν ἐπ’ ἀγροῦ νόσφι πόληος. …»
Odyssey, Book 24, Lines΄ 307-308
Odyssey, Book 21, Lines 307,308
… Ithaca belongs to a wide geographical area from where a wondering beggar can reach ON FOOT walking on land.
This is the basic point of Lefkada and totally rejects theories from Thiaki and Paxoi. Theories of Poros and Assos simply survive while the only theory which could front even Lefkada in “its own house” in its own theory, is Paliki!
Moreover, for Lefkada reaching across from the Acarnanian cost is very easy but to Paliki from the rest of Cephalonia is very hard due to the cliffs and the rocks of Skavdolites.