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Ancient literary sources (6)

Homeric Hymns

Dracanum

DRAKANOS (Ancient city) AGIOS KIRYKOS
To Dionysus: ... For some say, at Dracanum; and some, on windy Icarus; and some, in Naxos, O Heaven-born, Insewn ; and others by the deep-eddying river Alpheus that pregnant Semele bare you to Zeus the thunder-lover. And others yet, lord, say you were born in Thebes; but all these lie. The Father of men and gods gave you birth remote from men and secretly from white-armed Hera. There is a certain Nysa, a mountain most high and richly grown with woods, far off in Phoenice, near the streams of Aegyptus ...

Perseus Encyclopedia

Doliche

Old name of the island of Icaria

Strabo

Dracanum

DRAKANOS (Ancient city) AGIOS KIRYKOS
There is also on the island a temple of Artemis, called Tauropolium; and a small town Oenoe; and another small town Dracanum, bearing the same name as the promontory on which it is situated and having near by a place of anchorage.

Icaria

IKARIA (Island) NORTH AEGEAN
Alongside Samos lies the island Icaria, whence was derived the name of the Icarian Sea. This island is named after Icarus the son of Daedalus, who, it is said, having joined his father in flight, both being furnished with wings, flew away from Crete and fell here, having lost control of their course; for, they add, on rising too close to the sun, his wings slipped off, since the wax melted. (Strabo 14.1.19)

Oenoe

INOI (Ancient city) EVDILOS
There is also on the island a temple of Artemis, called Tauropolium; and a small town Oenoe

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