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One of the most famous stories in Greek mythology is the one about the flight of Icarus. Daedalus, a master craftsman, and his son Icarus were imprisoned in Crete by King Minos after Daedalus gave Minos' daughter, Ariadne, a clew of string in order to help Theseus survive the Labyrinth. Daedalus came up with an escape plan and built two sets of wings made from melted wax and gull feathers. Before they both took off from the island, Daedalus explained to his son the rules for safe flying, but ...
Perseus (fountain) Hubert Gerhard, 1550 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK antonio-m. on Flickr