Unlucky Great Inventor
Long time ago there was a famous inventor named Daedalus. He was one of the greatest inventors of ancient times.
One day he was asked by the king of Crete to build a maze where he could imprison the Minotaur, a monster half-man and half-bull, so that it could never get out again. The ingenious architect did as he was asked, but some time later he helped Theseus, a famous hero, to kill the monster. (Also read : The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan)
Knowing this, the king was very angry because he didn’t want to kill the Minotaur. He just wanted to imprison it. so he punished Daedalus. As a punishment, the king of Crete ordered Daedalus to be imprisoned himself in the labyrinth, with his young son, Icarus.
“Don’t worry,” the father encouraged the boy when they were in the labyrinth. “I have already known how we can get out of this prison!”. “Don’t worry,” he replied his words again to his son. (Also read other article at : Remember Ending of Life in The World)
Then Daedalus made a huge pair of wings and he stuck them with wax onto his son’s shoulders. The wings could be moved up and down by moving the arms. Then Daedalus made another pair of wings for himself.
The following day they used the wings for getting out the labyrinth. The wings worked wonderfully. The two men took off, and with a few arm strokes they managed to climb high enough to get over the walls of the labyrinth. They then flight out of it, but then the young boy, out of pride, wanted to fly higher and higher, until the heat from the sun melted the wax and his wings fell off. Then Icarus plunged to the ground and he died. Daedalus, full of sadness, carried on flying until he reached safety. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Nama-nama Binatang di Sekitar Kita)
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