Daedalus As Retold

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In the myth “Daedalus” as retold by Anne Terry White, a man learns that his actions have unexpected and unfortunate consequences. Daedalus is a famous sculptor and architect in ancient Athens, Greece. His talented nephew Talus arrives in Athens. Talus creates a fish saw and compass, which makes Daedalus jealous. In a fit of rage, Daedalus pushes Talus off a cliff and kills him. Daedalus leaves Athens and wonders, until he ends up in Crete. King Minos hires Daedalus to build the labyrinth and the minotaur is the guardian of the labyrinth. Daedalus realizes King Minos is holding him as a prisoner. Daedalus figures out a way to escape. Then he makes wings for himself and son, Icarus. Daedalus warns Icarus not to fly recklessly and get too close

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