Greek mythology


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The scene;
Icarus is flying towards the sun. His father Daedalus looks on.

The story;
Daedalus (a famous inventor and craftsman) built the Labyrinth (home of the Minotaur) for King Minos (King of Crete). But to stop Daedalus revealing the path through the Labyrinth to anyone, Minos kept him prisoner on the Island. In order to escape, Daedalus built wings out of feathers stuck together with string and wax for him and his son to fly away with. As they took off to fly across the sea, Daedalus warned his son not to fly too high, or the heat of the sun would melt the wax, and not to fly too low or the sea spray would soak the feathers. All went well until Icarus forgot his father's warning, and flew too high, causing the sun to melt the wax, the feathers came apart, and Icarus fell into the sea and was drowned.