In Leucada there is a cliff called Lovers Leap, reputed to help lovers forget their woes. Sapho is said to have jumped from here. At the festival of Apollo every year, a criminal was thrown off for good measure. But not just like that! They attached feathers of all sorts to him in some sort of sick attempt of humor. Was he meant to break the fall by flapping?
In any case they often died. Other times they were saved by somebody in a boat below and whisked off to the mainland .