Daedalus is an Athenian craftsman, famous for his ability to invent and build things.
He also has a jealous streak in his nephew, Daedalus realizes that the boy might be more talented than he is. In a fit of jealousy, Daedalus throws Talos off the Acropolis, a tall monument in Athens.That'll teach him not to invent any more carpentry tools. Some people say that Athena saw the boy falling, and transformed him into a partridge. But others argue that Talos died and that Daedalus tried to hide the murder by burying him.
because he was feeling guilty or because he was banished, Daedalus leaves Athens and heads to the island of Crete.
While he's hanging out there, Daedalus befriends King Minos, the island's ruler.
Daedalus still has the touch in Crete and he continues his building streak. First, he builds a cow suit so that Crete's queen (Pasiphae) can get it on with a bull. Yes, we said bull. Pasiphae's union with the bull in a Minotaur. King Minos asks Daedalus to build a labyrinth in which to put the Minotaur.