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History of the Labyrinth

Daedalus created the Labyrinth on Crete, in which the Minotaur (part man, part bull) was kept. In the story of the labyrinth Hellenes told, the Athenian hero Theseus is challenged to kill the Minotaur, finding his way with the help of Ariadne's thread.


After that, Daedalus and his son Icarus were jailed in the Labyrinth by Minos, king of Crete. In order to escape, they made wings with feathers and wax. Just before to flight, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax, nor too low, because the sea foam would soak the feathers. But Icarus didn't listen to his father, and fell into the sea and drowned.


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Taken on February 7, 2012