According to the Greek mythology, Neptune was responsible for the creation of the Cyclades island group. It is said that when the nymphs angered him, he turned them into islands. And we are so grateful for that! According to other legends, the name Cyclades, which derives from the Greek word kyklos (that means circle), comes from the Circle that all these islands formed around the sacred island of Delos, Apollo’s birthplace. A third version says that the name derived from the rotating movement the boats made due to the strong winds.
Various myths are associated with the formation of each island and legends reflect their history.