When Theseus escaped the labyrinth King Minos was angry at the creator, Daedalus, and had him locked up in a high tower prisoner of the island.
Daedalus tried to escape many times. He tried to bribe people and stow away on ships but everything was under strict watch. “Minos may control the land and sea,” he said, “but he does not control the air. I will try that way.”
There were a lot of feathers since seagulls constantly flew over the island so Daedalus had his son collect them and started to construct wings made out of wax and feathers.
As Daedalus was making his son a pair of wings he warned his son to stay in the middle of the air and not go to high or too low for smoothest and safest flying.
Don't fly too low so the ocean fog doesn't clog your wings and don't go too high to where the wax melts!
They took off into the sky they flew smoothly. As they were flying many farmers and people thought they were gods. They flew over islands and the dark sea.
As they were flying, Icarus, Daedalus's son was flying a bit higher than the middle and he called his son to go a bit lower. However, Icarus wasn't listening and flew even higher towards the sun, eyes bright. His wax on his wings started to melt and Icarus fell into the ocean.