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Many different myths are associated with the kingdom of Kefalonia, or Cephalonia or Cephallenia. So here is one of them:
Kefalonia was named after the mythical persona of Kefalos. He was the son of Dion and Diomeda and Mercury, or the son of Pandion and Kreoussa, or Ersi.
The goddess Jo loved king Kefalos and, in order to make him hers, she made him doubt the loyalty and devotion of his wife, Prokris. Jo encouraged him to appear before his wife wearing a disguise, and to seduce her with gifts. Prokris gave in to Kefalos and when she realized who he really was, she left, crying desperately.
After Prokris wandered around Crete, she returned to Athens where the goddess Diana agreed to help her win back her husband. Unfortunately, while hunting, Kefalos saw the movement of Prokris behind the trees and, mistaking her for prey, he aimed at her and killed her. Desperate from his misfortune, Kefalos left Athens.
He met Amphetryon (king of Thebes) and helped him defeat the Televoes and the Tafious from Taphus. In return, Amphetryon offered Kefalos this island, which he called "Kefalonia". Tetrapolis is how the historian Thucydides named the island. Kefalonia was divided into four City- States: Krani, Palli, Sami and Pronnoi. They were independent and autonomous Cities and their borders were determined by their natural ground formation. Etymologically and according to mythology the names of the City- States came from the names of the four sons of Kefalos.
Kefalonia was entirely conquered by the Romans in 188 B 🏛
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