Even as Icarus flies too close to the sun, he throws the metal horns to go out in a blaze of glory. Icarus was the son of the mythical inventor and craftsman Daedalus and Naukrate, a slave of King Minos of Crete. He is famous for flying too close to the sun, wearing a pair of wings built by his father. Some writers have seen Icarus's fate as a warning for people to be aware of their limitations.
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