Greek Myths

Greek Myths

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  • Aided by his son, icarus, Daedalus escapes from the tower and devises a plan to leave the island by air.
  • As the two rise towards freedom, Daedalus is alarmed to see Icarus soaring even closer to the sun. The story reaches its climax as the wax melts, Icarus's wings disintegrate, and he plunges into the ocean.
  • Daedalus buries the boy in a land he named Icaria, in memory of his son. Then, Daedalus flies to Sicily, where he hangs up his own wings as an offering to Apollo.
  • In this Greek myth, the hero, Orpheus, produces music no being can resist. he is madly in love with the nymph Eurydice. On their wedding day, she bitten by a snake and dies.
  • Grieving, Orpheus descends into Hades to find her. His song so mesmerizes the denizens of the underworld that even Hades is moved.
  • For seven days, he grieves in silence on the banks of the river Styx, and then he ascends to earth. Sorrow lends his music even greater power, but he scorns all listeners. At last, angered by the god Dionysus, the woman of Thrace kill Orpheus.
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