Jacob Peter Gowy’s The Flight myth o mania pdf Icarus. Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth.
Often depicted in art, 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 fly neither too low nor too high, so the sea’s dampness would not clog his wings or the sun’s heat melt them. This tragic theme of failure at the hands of hubris contains similarities to that of Phaëthon. The Lament for Icarus by H.