Mythology on Canvas (Part 14)

I can’t wait. I am being honest. Mythology & folklore is very important to our collective humanity. God, do I miss my Boris Vallejo collection ! Please do not keep us / me waiting……

PNEUMYTHOLOGY

The Lament for Icarus by Herbert James Draper The Lament for Icarus by Herbert James Draper

The legend of Icarus (Latin variation) is an interesting story which originated within Greek mythology. He assisted his father, Daedalus, in building the labyrinth to house the Minotaur for King Minos of Crete. We can avoid going into the military and political backgrounds as to why, but Athenian youths and maidens were being sacrificed to the Minotaur. Daedulus and Icarus were imprisoned on the island of Crete for giving Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, a ball of string which enabled Theseus to find his way back out of the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur, a creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull. I remember being fascinated with this story when I was in sixth grade.

Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of feathers and wax so that he and his son could escape, but Icarus flew too…

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Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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