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Icarus,is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. Icarus' father warns him first of complacency and then of hubris, asking that he not fly too low nor too high because the sea's dampness would clog, and the sun's heat would melt his wings. Icarus ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned. This tragic theme of failed ambition contains similarities to that of Phaëthon

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  • Copyright: federico ce (federico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 0 N: 224] (2167)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-01-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/13 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 12:40
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