Daedalus was the greatest craftsman in Greece. Unfortunately his skill did not rub off on his son, Icarus. Jealosy and frustration forces the pair into a life on the run. Cruel King Minos of Crete asks Daedalus to design a maze to imprison the creature known as the Minataur, then locks Daedalus and his son inside the labyrinth to make sure only he knows the secrets it hides. But Daedalus escapes, and builds a pair of wings for himself and Icarus to escape Crete. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
Daedalus, the greatest crafstman in Greece, there was no one like him. He was born in Athens.
And he learned the art of making from the godess Athena herself. But his greatest dream was to fly, to sour through the clouds like a bird.
Is that why his son had wings? Did they both grow wings?
No, no, they didn't. Poor Icarus had nothing so graceful as wings. Even his hands were awkward and clumsy.