Published on March 16, 2014
DAEDALUS AND ICARUS
Daedalus was a highly respected athenian artistan descendent from the royal family of Cecrops , the mythical king of Athens.
He was talented in sculpture and a great inventor.
Despite his self-confidence Daedalus committed a crime of envy against Talus and threw him off of Acropolis.
For this crime Daedalus was exiled to Crete and worked for King Minos. There he had a son with the beautiful Naucrate.
Minos told Daedalus to build a labyrinth in order to imprison a dreaded Minotaur, which was a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man.
Poseidon had sent it to him as a gift. Minos was shamed by the birth of such a creature and imprisoned it to the labyrinth where it fed it on humans.
Theseus was very upset by his action and went to Crete in order to kill the animal.
Ariadne who was the son of Minos fell in love with Theseus and with Daedalus they helped him to find the way back of the labyrinth.
Minos learnt about Daedalus action and he imprisoned him and Icarus in the labyrinth themselves.
Daedalus made wings of wax in order to escape.
They managed to escape and to fly away..
..however Daedalus told Icarus not to fly too close to the sun but Icarus overheared him and his wings melted.
The sea where he fell was named Icario after him and the island Heracles discovered his body was named Icaria.
Music by Manos Hatzidakis Peribanou sung by Savina Giannatou