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Ikarian Festivals

The birthplace of
the God of wine Dionysos
is Ikaria island!

Icaria island is closely connected with myths from ancient times

The island's name comes from the myth of Icarus, who escaped from prison thanks to the wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He was so excited by the freedom of flying, that disobeyed his father instructions approaching very close to the sun, causing the wings to melt and he felt and drowned next to an island that has taken his name. The island of Icaria!

Other myths in Greek mythology, refer that the birth place of Dionysos, the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy, was the Island of Icaria. Today Dionysian Mysteries still take place every year in the island, by the name "panigyria" or "Ikarian Festivals"
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