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The Story Behind the Name


Monica's heritage can be traced back to the Greek island of Ikaria. The island derived its name from the myth of Ikaros (or Icarus).

 

The Myth of Ikaros

Daedalus, the father of Ikaros, was a well-known architect who had built a Labyrinth to contain a beast. He and his son, Ikaros, we then imprisoned inside it's maze-like walls never to be set free. They soon discovered a way to create wings from feathers and wax, enabling them to fly to freedom. Ikaros, excited with his new ability, flew too close to the sun, which melted the wax and sent him plummeting to the sea below. His body washed ashore on an island baring no name, which then became known as Ikaria.