This week’s legend: Daedalus

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daedalus150Each week, we’ll take an in-depth look at one of these awesome characters. This week, it’s Daedalus.

Daedalus was a skilled craftsman from Greek legends. He was credited with many inventions, including the axe and the folding chair.

Daedalus designed a maze called the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete. King Minos imprisoned a monster called the Minotaur in the labyrinth.

However, King Minos locked Daedalus and his son Icarus in a tower, after Daedalus helped the warrior Theseus find his way through the labyrinth to kill the Minotaur.

Daedalus and Icarus escaped by making wings from feathers, held together by wax. Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, but he didn’t listen. The wax on his wings melted and he fell into the sea.

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