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Daedallus & Icarus

             Encapsulation: Daedallus angered the king for giving away his secrets, so he wanted to punish him and his son. Daedallus made wings and they escaped, but Icarus died because he flew to close to the sun and his wings melted. Daedallus safely escaped. The king then came after him, but Daedallus's new friends killed the king. .
             Daedallus was a highly respected and talented Athenian artisan descendent from the royal family of Cecrops, the mythical first king of Athens. He was known for his skill as an architect, sculpture, and inventor, and he produced many famous works.When the Minotaur was born, Daedallus was called upon to build the Labyrinth to contain the monstrous half-man, half-bull. For years Minos demanded a tribute of youths from Athens to feed the creature. Eventually, the hero Theseus came to Crete to attempt to slay the Minotaur. Ariadne, daughter of Minos and Pasiphae, fell in love with Theseus and asked Daedallus to help him. Daedallus gave her a flaxen thread for Theseus to tie to the door of the Labyrinth as he entered, and by which he could find his way out after killing the monster. Theseus succeeded, and escaped Crete with Ariadne. Minos, enraged at the loss of his daughter, not to mention the killing of the Minotaur, shut Daedallus and his son Icarus into the Labyrinth.Daedallus managed to get out of the Labyrinth - after all, he had built it and knew his way around. Daedallus decided that he and his son Icarus had to leave Crete and get away from Minos, before he brought them harm. However, Minos controlled the sea around Crete and there was no route of escape there. Daedallus realized that the only way out was by air.To escape, Daedallus built wings for himself and Icarus, fashioned with feathers held together with wax. Daedallus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, as it would melt his wings, and not too close to the sea, as it would dampen them and make it hard to fly.

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