Icarus is the son of Daedalus, creator of the Labyrinth.
He and his father were imprisoned by Minos, the king of Crete, in this same Labyrinth because Daedalus revealed how to escape from it to Ariane.

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Daedalus created wings made of wax and feathers and before escaping he told to his son not to fly too close to the sea nor too close to the sun. But Icarus was so happy to be free he forgot his father's advice and flew too close to the sun. The was in his wings melted and he fell into the sea where he drowned.

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