Deadalus and Icarus flew high above the land and the people of Crete watched
in amazement as they thought they were witnessing the flight of Gods. On
would look back towards his son making sure that all was fine with his son. As
they flew above the sea they came upon Samos and Delos to their left.
excited feeling the wind run through his hair and he began to beat his wings
wildly which made him go higher and higher. Deadalus yelled at his son,
"Stop, you are going to high your wings will melt!" Icarus
was to far from his father and could hear nothing his father said, instead he beat his
wings faster and faster going ever higher into the sky. Deadalus tried
to follow his son but alas his wings were far heavier and would not allow
him to soar as high as his son.
The sun began to
beat down on the wings of Icarus, and slowly they began to melt.
Icarus noticed the wings coming apart, but in his joy kept on beating the
wings faster and faster bringing him ever further towards the sun.
Soon all the feathers had fallen from the wings of Icarus and the boy
plunged down into the Aegean Sea.
looked for his son but could see him nowhere. He then looked down at
the sea and his heart broke as he saw the feathers of his son's wings
floating on the sea. Deadalus dove towards the sea snatching his son's
body out of the water but alas it was to late. Deadalus carried the
body of his son as both their feet dragged on the sea below, as a result of
the great weight now placed on his wings by the two bodies they now
supported. Deadalus took
the body of his son and buried it on an island called Icaria in his son's
Deadalus then flew for one last time to the
island of Sicily. In Sicily he made a temple to the God Apollo, and in
the temple he hung the wings as an offering to the god never to fly again.