Icarus Mythology

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Once upon a time, there were a father and a son, imprisoned in a tower by a king of an island. Trying to escape from the island, the father made wings out of birds’ feathers and wax, for himself and his son. When it was finally the time to escape, the father warned his sun not to fly too high or too low. They were happy and celebrating their freedom, until the son became entranced by his excitement and flew too high, neglecting his father's advice. Then, as the father’s warning, the wax in the wings melted and dismantled due to the heat. Consequently, the son ended up drowning in the sea (Cartwright “Daedalus”). The tale mentioned above is one of the most famous Greek myths of a young boy, Icarus and his architect father, Daedalus. It is also known as the Icarus myth. Greek mythologies, like the Icarus myth, is much more than just stories; it reflects the rituals and beliefs of the ancient Greeks. It was a part of living in the ancient times (Livingstone and Dowden 2-3). These myths help understand cultural and ritual practices of that period, as the arts, culture, and literature were particularly based on them. Likewise, many paintings, poems and compositions have been made reflecting the Icarus myth, which leads to better understanding of the morals behind the myth.
The Icarus myth has many different interpretations. People like Danny Miller, author of The Icarus Paradox, used the myth to explain how exceptional companies, like IBM, Polaroid and Litton Industries, brought
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