King Minos imprisoned Daedalus, together with his son Icarus at the top of the tallest tower in the island of Crete.
In the tower, while Daedalus is observing the birds flying around, the idea for an escape plan started.
Using some wax from candles and feathers from birds, Daedalus creativity turns into an artificial wings. Daedalus constructed two pairs of giant wings and later on explained how it work to Icarus, and then give warnings about the dangers of it.
They started fleeing but Icarus' hubris got into him and suddenly disobeyed his father's warnings. He recklessly soar higher, closer to the sun.
It is said that Daedalus could only watch in horror as Icarus ascended higher and higher, powerless to change his son's dire fate. When the heat from the sun melted the wax on his wings, Icarus fell from the sky.
Daedalus successfully escaped but his regret would never.