Of Eola. chap. 55.
EOla is an Ilande of Cicilia, & hath that name (as it is sayde) of Eo∣lu• the sonne of spote, which Eolus P•• els faigne was king of Wind•s.* And that was sayd, as Varro saith, because he was ruler of ye Ilands yt he called Eolas and for that of mistes and fumeus va∣pours hee told to vnwise man of windes that should rise: and therfore they thought that he held the windes •n ••s: power, • and had might ouer them, as Isidore sai∣eth lib. 15. The Iles that he called Eola• bée nine, and haue that name of him, and hée also called Vulcan•, for the fire burneth therein, as in mount Ethna, as he sayth. And each of those Ilands hath his owne name, the first is called Lip∣pata, the second G•tha, of most high cliffes so called; the thirde is called Strogile, the fourth, De•• and so of o∣ther.
(*Eola is a region of the Gréeks in A∣sia, betweene Ionja & s•odae, it is also a region conteining seauen ••• betweene Italy and Cicilia Aeolia• the daughter or néece of Aeolus, also a countrey néere vnto Hellespont, called sometime My∣sia•