the king of Crete summons Daedalus and Icarus to tell them to build a palace with a maze of many corridors. After he is told that the maze needs to be built to hold a Minotaur that was fed on human flesh he wanted to leave Crete immediately.
King Minos did not let Daedalus and Icarus leave because they were the only people that knew the secret to the maze, They were kept in a luxury prison with a window sill, but never the less still prisoners.
years passed, Daedalus begins collecting feathers from birds and bunding them together to create wings to escape Crete, after creating the wings he binds them to icarus back and his own,. He let Icarus jump out the window and a few minutes later they begin theyre escape from Crete
After taking flight Icarus begins to get overwhelmed by the thought of being the first mortal to fly and begins to fly up closer to the sun and he remembers his Fathers warning not to fly to close to the sun as his wings melt and fall apart
Daedalus, unable to do anything but watch in pain as his son plummets down to the ocean to his mortal death
In the end both men payed for there departure from the path of moderation, Icarus with his life and Daedalus with his regret