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Icarian-Sea is your tranquil passage to the cradle of Western civilization. From the seaboard of Greek Aegean islands came the lessons of Aesop, the epic tales of Homer, and the biblical Revelation of St. John. Not to mention philosopher-poets of the Golden Age and some of the most enduring archetypes of mythology. So, if you’re thinking of going on that inspired voyage, pick your part in the Icarian Sea community… [Sign Up]

 

 

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Myth-OS | Ancient Myths – Newshttp://myth-os.com/ancient-myths/The term mythology can refer to either the study of myths, or to a body of myths. Comparative mythology is the study of connections between myths from different cultures. Greek mythology is the body of myths from ancient Greece.

 

 


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Icarian-Sea. Ikaria (ancient name: Doliche) is an Aegean island named after Icarus of Greek mythology who fell into the nearby sea. His father, Daedalus escaped the Labyrinth prison of King Minos in Crete. Daedalus made wings of feathers and wax for himself and his son. Before they took off, Daedalus said not to fly near the sun because the wax would melt, nor close to the sea or the wax would dissolve. Icarus soared through the sky but flew too close to the sun, which melted his wings. He fell into the sea that now bears his name. The north Aegean was known to Homer (Iliad 2. 145) as the Icarian Sea.

The temple of Artemis at Nas, on the northeast corner of Icaria, was built at the time of Polycrates (c. 538 BC to 522 BC). Nas was a sacred spot for sailors to make offerings to Artemis, a patron of seafarers. The temple was pillaged in the 19th century.

The hot mineral springs of Icaria, with known healing qualities, have been used in hydrotherapy since 2000 BC. The Acropolis of Therma was a popular spa town with majestic saline baths before it was devastated by an earthquake in 205 BC. Its springs are among the world’s most radioactive.

The Ottoman Empire incorporated Icaria into its realm in 1521 and controlled it for several centuries. But on July 17, 1912, the Icarians expelled a Turkish garrison and the Free State of Icaria was declared. The neighboring islands of Fourni Korseon were also liberated. For five months Icaria remained an independent state, with its own armed forces, flag, stamps, and anthem. In November 1912, the ephemeral nation islands became part of Greece.

An ideal political democracy was popularized in Etienne Cabet’s acclaimed utopian novel, “Voyage in Icaria” (Voyage en Icarie, Paris, 1840). The Icarians, a group of middle class French idealists led by Cabet, attempted to establish a utopian commune society on the Mississippi River, in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1850′s.

Cabet and his followers tried to set up a kibbutz-like virtuous colony focused on the principles of peace and justice as expounded in Cabet’s book, based on Sir Thomas More’s “Utopia” (published in 1516). At its peak, the collective community numbered over 500 members. After the death of Cabet, members left the parent colony and moved to other Icarian locations in East St. Louis, Iowa and California.

Icaria is also the name of a lake in Iowa, USA, and one of the most popular beaches in Barcelona, Spain.

   On 23 April 1988, Kanellos Kanellopoulos piloted a human-powered aircraft (the Daedalus) with pedal power from Iraklion on Crete to Santorini, achieving a straight distance record of 119 km (74 miles).
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