The «ΚΥΚΝΟΙ» of Delos: Alteration of the Identity of Delos

During the last twenty years I have tried through a series of articles and books of mine (mentioned in the bibliography below) to draw scientific attention to the significance of the name Cycnades / Kyknades, as opposed to Cyclades, when referring to the islands under the same name, in whose center lies Delos. This renaming has been very significant, since it has resulted in the suppression of older traditions, due to Ionian propaganda. In this article, inevitably brief owing to specifications relating to its publication, known archaeological data are thoroughly reexamined. Moreover, religious beliefs are reinterpreted on the basis of archaeological material; and the identity of Delos as a sacred island and a free trade area (similar to modern Switzerland) is emphasized.