Seemingly odd is that the maritime gulfs within the Mediterranean (which means between two lands) Sea, those gulfs often called seas themselves, were named after kings who lived in the 1300 b.c. timeframe. Afterall, surely the legendary seafaring Sidonians and Pelasgians were sailing all around the Mediterranean in the 2000 b.c. timeframe, so why names for the geography of the water and coastlines there named after kings who lived when the so-called bronze age was transitioning to the iron age, over 500 years after sea navigation is known to have been practiced?
King Saron of the Peloponnesos (Greece), who lived circa 1300 b.c., was the namesake of the Saronic Gulf off the southeastern coast of Greece, and king Aegeus, namesake of the Aegean Sea, lived in that timeframe too, sho why were those seemingly late-on-the-scene kings of the region the namesakes of those bodies of water? King Dardanus lived circa 1400 b.c, his name obviously affixed to the Dardanelles, the strait connecting the Aegean to the Black Sea, so why too that name of seemingly late date for that geographic feature?
King Lydus, namesake of Lydia, a coastal empire of southwestern Turkey, had a brother named Tyrrhenus who sailed west to begin the Etruscan civilization in Italy circa 1300 b.c., his name for the Tyrrhenian Sea just west of Italy, and the port of Adria on the eastern coast of Italy was founded by the Etruscans, that name Adria the root of Adriatic Sea, so why these late dates for the naming of those bodies of water? Is there a satisfying explanation which makes sense of it all?
Within the template of young earth creationism and by the words of Plato the answer is found. Plato wrote that Atlantis, which extended as he said from Gibraltar (Pillar of Hercules/Atlas) all the way east to the Tyrrhenian Sea and Libya (and outside the Pillars as well), went under in the timeframe of King Theseus, who was the son of Aegeus, namesake of the Aegean, and Dardanus is renowned to have settle Dardania (near where great Troy would soon be built), after the sea had risen greatly, that flood at the time of Ogyges, clearly the time of the end of the Ice Age, so Plato’s date for the demise of Atlantis (9600 b.c.) directly contradicting the lineages he reports, including too Erectheus, Cecrops, and Erysichthon, all of the 1300 b.c. timeframe, those kings who lived in the timeframe of the submergence of Atlantis and much of Greece.
Hereby now it’s understandable that the names of the gulfs and seas within the greater Mediterranean were named for kings when the bronze age was transitioning to the iron age, for that clearly was too the time that the ice age was ending, with catastrophic climate change surely then accompanying that great sea level rise noted in the legends such as the Flood of Ogyges and Dardanus, when the sea level rose to connect the Aegean to the Black Sea basin, which was a huge inland lake during the Ice Age, since the time of Dardanus connected to the world ocean, the Dardanelles Strait. See http://genesisveracityfoundation.com, the science of the future, old school man.
That Plato said Atlantis was an island, yet extended to Italy and Libya, certainly confuses folks trying to make sense of it all, but when you realize that Plato’s word nesos is the word commonly translated island, the same word in Peloponnesos which is the peninsula of Greece, then you can see that the “island” of greater Atlantis was the Iberian Peninsula, named after bibical Eber, father of Peleg who was the namesake of the Pelasgians. Note too the Pelops was a king of the 1300 b.c. timeframe, his name clearly utilized for the naming of the greatly altered geography in the aftermath of the end of the Ice Age, which began to end circa 1500 b.c., coincidentally the time of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt.