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GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME | [2/7] MORTAL MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURES: ICARUS

Icarus was the son of famed craftsman Daedalus and both lived in Crete under the rule of King Minos. There the king had Daedalus craft a Labyrinth to imprison the monstrous Minotaur. When heroic Theseus came to slay the monster, Daedalus told Ariadne, daughter of the King,  how to survive in the maze and she in turn relayed the information to Theseus, who she had fallen in love with. When King Minos learned of this he imprisoned Icarus and his father in the Labyrinth. There Daedalus constructed wings made of feathers and wax. He and Icarus were intent on escaping by using the wings, but Icarus, once in the air, flew too close to the sun and the wax holding the feathers together melted, leaving Icarus to fall into the sea and drown.