The Flight Of Icarus Picture

"Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all."

"Sometimes it seems like everything falls and we fall too."


A character in Greek Mythology. Icarus's father, Daedalus attempted to escape his prison, the Labirynth, in which he was imprisoned at the hands of King Minos, the king for whom he had built the Labirynth. The Labirynth's original purpose was intended to hold the horrible creature, the Minotaur, a beast that was a product of one of the King's mistress's affairs with a bull. Daedalus fashioned a pair of wings for himself and his son, made of feathers and wax. Before they took off from the prison, Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, as the wax would melt, nor too close to the sea, as the wax would dampen. Overcome by the sublime feeling that flying gave him, Icarus soared through the sky joyfully, but in the process came too close to the sun, which melted his wings. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms. And so, Icarus fell into the sea in the area which bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos.

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