Daedalus and his son Icarus were stuck in a tower after King Minos threw them in there because Daedalus helped Theseus escape the labyrinth that he built.
After many attempts at escaping the tower, Daedalus decided that King Minos controlled land and sea, but did not control the air, so he told his son to gather feathers while he figured out how to craft wings.
While Daedalus was hard at work, his son played happily on the shore finding different seashells.
Once Daedalus completed both pairs of wings, he called Icarus over to try the wings on, and surprisingly, they both started moving up towards the ceiling. Daedalus then told Icarus to listen to him carefully and not fly to near the sun or the water.
Icarus didn't listen to his father and ended up falling into the ocean.
He safely but sadly made the arrival to land which was named Icaria after his son and built a temple to the god Apollo and hung up Icarus's wings as an offering.