In Greek mythology, Corcyra or Korkyra was the Naiad Nymph of the springs or fountain. Coryra was the daughter of the river god Asopus and Metope. Poseidon, the sea god, fell in love with the beautiful nymph Corcyra, and kidnapped her. Poseidon brought her to an island which was named after her. With their union a son, Phaiax was born.