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{n: Daedalus, Daedal} (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus



{n: Icarus} (Greek mythology) son of Daedalus; while escaping from Crete with his father (using the wings Daedalus had made) he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted and he fell into the Aegean and drowned

{n: Labyrinth of Minos} a vast labyrinth built in Crete by Daedalus at the command of Minos in order to contain the Minotaur

{n: Minos} son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld


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