The theme "moving on" can be found in the story when Daedalus burries his son and flies to Scicily. Instead of staying on the island, grieving the death of his son, he moved on and flew to his freedom. It is okay, even good to grieve, but we must learn how to move on. This can be found in lines 84-86 "Ge gathered the boy in his arms and flew to land, the tips of his wings draging in the water from the burden they nore." lines 88-91"...the joy of his flight was gone..." "He arrived saftely in Scicily, where he biult a temple..."
The theme "staying close to family" can be found in the story when Daedalus and Icarus are flying. Daedalus tells Icarus that if he stays close to him, he will be safe. It says in lines 46-47 "Keep close to me and you will be safe. This can apply to real world because your family while always stay with you while friends may not.
In the story, courage can be found as a theme because Daedalus and Icarus were going to be the very first people to ever travel through air. This takes courage because they don't know for sure if the wings will work, but they are willing to take the risk in order to gain freedom. “No human being has ever traveled through air before…” lines 42-43