Once upon a time, there was architect called Daedalus, who lived with his son Icarus.
He was the finest architect of his time, so King Midas of the island Crete invited him to complete a task for him.
King Midas asked Daedalus to build his Minotaur a labyrinth so complex that no one could get in. This would keep the people safe and the Minotaur contained.
Daedalus, build a labyrinth for my Minotaur.
One day, a group of Greek children sail to Crete. When they sail back they take King Midas' daughter with them and leave a dead Minotaur.
King Midas assumed that Daedalus had helped the children into the labyrinth and considered them as prisoners on the island of Crete, not allowing them to go home. This is when Daedalus got the idea to make two pairs of wings from wax and feathers to escape the island.
After they finish making their wings, they fly over the sea. Daedalus remembered to tell Icarus about not getting to close to the Sun as it would melt his wings.
Despite this, Icarus, mesmerised with feeling of flying flew higher and higher. Before he could do anything the wax began to melt and Icarus fell. He plunged into the sea and drowned. Still, his father continued the journey alone.