King Minos locked Daedalus and his son Icarus in a tower Because Theseus has escaped King Minos Labyrinth and killed the minotaur. But they managed to escape the tower.
Daedalus said "we cannot escape by land or sea so we must escape by air." and he called his son, Icarus to gather feathers from the birds. so he can build wings to escape the island by air.
After Icarus collected enough feathers his father Daedalus started to make a birds wing shaped skeleton. Daedalus warned Icarus to not go to high or the sun melt the wax that the wings were made of. And after Daedalus was done and put the wings on he was lifted into the air.
Whenever Daedalus made a second pair of wings for Icarus they took off and flew away. Icarus got carried away and started flying higher so then the sun started to melt the wax on his wings and feathers started to fall but Icarus didnt notice.
After the sun melted the wax enough Icarus started to fall into the ocean. When Icarus hit the water he died, and Daedalus was devastated that his son has died.
After Daedalus buried Icarus on Crete he named an island after him called Icaria and built a temple and in that temple he hung his wings with a couple of very brightly colored feathers from Icarus.