AIGAIOS (Aegaeus) was a river-god of Skherie (Scheria), the mythical island home of the Phaiakes (Phaeacians).
The Phaiakian island was sometimes identified as Black Korkyra (Corcyra).
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Homer, Odyssey 5. 452 ff (trans. Shewring) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) :
"[After Odysseus' raft was destroyed in a storm, he was carried by the waves to the isle of the Phaiakes (Phaeacians) :] And when in his swimming he [Odysseus] came abreast of a flowing river, where he thought the ground best to land on, being clear of rocks and sheltered from winds besides, he hailed the outflowing stream as a god and prayed to him in his heart thus : ‘Hear me, Lord, whosoever you may be. I find in you an answer to all my prayers, as I seek a refuge from the sea and from the threatenings of Poseidon. Do not even the Deathless Ones owe compassion to a mortal who comes to them as a wanderer and a suppliant? Such a man am I, approaching your stream, approaching your knees, after much distress. Have pity upon me, Lord; a suppliant is what I claim to be.’
So he prayed, and the god forthwith checked his stream and held back his waves; he stilled the waters before Odysseus and brought him safe to the river's mouth." [N.B. This river is presumably the Aigaios.]
Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4. 1141 ff (trans. Rieu) (Greek epic C3rd B.C.) :
"[At the wedding of Jason and Medea on the island of the Phaiakes (Phaeacians) :] Nymphai (Nymphs) gathered flowers for them . . . Some of these Nymphai were daughters of the River Aigaios (Aegaeus)."
- Homer, The Odyssey - Greek Epic C8th B.C.
- Apollonius Rhodius, The Argonautica - Greek Epic C3rd B.C.