In Greek mythology, Daedalus (Ancient Greek: Δαίδαλος, meaning "clever worker"; Latin: Daedalos) was a skillful craftsman and artisan. He is the father of Icarus and Iapyx and the uncle of Perdix. He created the Labyrinth on Crete, in which the Minotaur was kept. Daedalus was shut up in a tower to prevent his knowledge of his Labyrinth from spreading to the public. Since Minos controlled the land and sea routes, Daedalus set to work making wings for himself and his son Icarus. He tied feathers together and secured them with string and wax. When both were prepared for flight, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low, because the sea foam would soak the feathers.
They had passed Samos, Delos and Lebynthos by the time the boy, forgetting himself, began to soar upward toward the sun. The sun softened the wax and they came off. Icarus fell into the sea and drowned. His father cried, bitterly lamenting his own arts, and called the…more

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The Battle of the Labyrinth...
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