Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

In Greek Myth, the son of Daedalus, imprisoned with him by King Minos. Daedalus devised Wings for their escape; Icarus flew too close to the Sun, his wings' waxen substrate melted, and he fell to his death in the sea – as recorded in the painting by Pieter Bruegel. [DRL]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.