The Myth of Icarus

Daedalus and his son Icarus were imprisoned inside a massive labrynth in Crete.
The father made them each a pair of wings, and with these they were able to escape.
Daedalus warned his son, “Don’t fly too high or the sun will melt the wax on your wings
and you will fall. Follow me closely. Do not set your own course.” But Icarus became so
exhilarated by his ability to fly, he forgot the warning and followed his own course instead.
He flew too high, the wax melted, and Icarus fell down into the sea and drowned.


The myth of Icarus is at the heart of the film "Hysteria".
(click image for plot details)




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