The Creator of the Ancient Greek Labyrinth Mythology and the Parable of Icarus

In Greek mythology, Icarus, the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, is the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings which his father constructed from feathers and wax. Icarus' father warns him of complacency and hubris, instructing that he fly neither too low nor too high, so the sea's dampness would not clog his wings or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun and when he did, the ...

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