Greek Mythology Mysteries
Lauren Berger (Academic 4)
Can you explain the Labyrinth myth?
The labyrinth is a legend that states an inventor was hired by King Minos (Daedalus) to build a maze. This maze houses the other Greek legend - the Minotaur. Icarus is the son of Daedalus, and in the end, this boy ended up escaping the labyrinth by flying out with a pair of giant wings that Daedalus himself crafted. Daedalus escaped the same was as Icarus, but Icarus didn’t make it. He fell and drowned in what is now the Icarus Sea; named after him.
Daedalus was the genius behind the entire labyrinth and the building.
King Minos was the man who decided Daedalus would be the entire mind behind the Labyrinth.
Icarus was the one who escaped from the labyrinth by using a pair of wings his father (Daedalus) constructed. He eventually couldn't fly any longer, and drowned in what is now the Icarus Sea.
The Labyrinth is one of the most popular Greek Myths.
Modern Day Research?
Stewart, Michael. "People, Places & Things: Labyrinth", <i>Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant</i>. http://messagenetcommresearch.com/myths/ppt/Labyrinth_1.html
Mark, Joshua J. "Labyrinth." Ancient History Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.
"The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur." Greek Mythology Myths. N.p., n.d. Web.