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Daedalus and Icaros fitted with their wings. According to legend, in order to escape from Crete, Daedalus made wings of wax and feathers for himself and his son, but Icaros flew too near the Sun and his wings melted and he fell to his death. From Lodovico Dolce 'Le Transformations', Venice, 1553. Woodcut

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Daedalus and Icaros fitted with their wings. According to legend, in order to escape from Crete, Daedalus made wings of wax and feathers for himself and his son, but Icaros flew too near the Sun and his wings melted and he fell to his death. From Lodovico Dolce 'Le Transformations', Venice, 1553. Woodcut