Daedalus was a very skilled architect and inventor. He used to live in Athens, but was captured. King Minos of Crete had captured him and his son Icarus. Both his son and him desperately wanted to go back home to Athens. Alas, there wasn't much that could be done. Until, Daedalus came up with a brilliant idea.
It shall be brought to you.
Your Majesty, may I request feathers and wax. It is needed for my new invention.
Little did Icarus know, his father had a ingenious plan.
Why does father need feathers and wax? He is working on nothing of that sort.
As soon as Daedalus received the materials, he traveled to the top of the tower. Soon, Daedalus built magnificent wings out of the feathers and wax. When he was done, he showed them to Icarus. After practicing, they soon were ready to take off. Before flying, Daedalus warned his son not to fly to high or low. For, if he flew too high, the sun would melt the wax and if he flew too low the ocean would dampen the wings.
You mustn't fly too high or too low.
There it ended. Icarus soon dies. Daedalus manages to escape to another island, but is consumed of grief for his lost and dead son.