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Here is the story of Icarus ,which I found in Wikipedia :

Icarus' father, Daedalus, a talented and remarkable Athenian craftsman, attempted to escape from his exile in the place of Crete, where he and his son were imprisoned at the hands of King Minos, the king for whom he had built the Labyrinth to imprison the Minotaur (half man, half bull). Daedalus, the superior craftsman, was exiled because he gave Minos' daughter, Ariadne, a clew[1] in order to help Theseus, the enemy of Minos, survive the Labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur.

Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Before they took off from the island, Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared through the sky curiously, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms. And so, Icarus fell into the sea in the area which bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos.[2]

Hellenistic writers who gave philosophical knowledge underpinnings to the myth also preferred more realistic variants, in which the escape from Crete was actually by boat, provided by Pasiphaƫ, for which Daedalus invented the first sails, to outstrip Minos' pursuing galleys, and that Icarus fell overboard en route to Sicily and drowned.
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May 28, 2010 2:28:02 pm
Het is een SCHOONHEID.

by farmerC Homepage »

May 28, 2010 2:33:30 pm
Klasse Bild !

by claudia02 Homepage »

May 28, 2010 2:33:33 pm
Superb work!!!

by carlx Homepage »

May 28, 2010 3:09:50 pm
fantastisch ! vooral het middenstuk

by Juliette.Gribnau Homepage »

May 28, 2010 3:14:53 pm
Super, grandioos! *f*

by algra Homepage »

May 28, 2010 4:55:03 pm
schitterend werk. Thanks for the interesting story.

by Henny31 Homepage »

May 28, 2010 5:49:59 pm
bonne image!

by jmb007 Homepage »

May 28, 2010 6:41:23 pm
super cool!

by renderix Online Now!   Homepage »

May 28, 2010 9:14:49 pm
A great story to go with this super fractal. Excellent work.

by npauling Homepage »

May 29, 2010 12:49:04 am


by peedy Homepage »

May 29, 2010 2:01:25 am
This is outstanding art, with indeed a great story. I also see an owl (or even something that looks a bit like your avatar ;-)) in it.

by dochtersions Homepage »

May 29, 2010 4:52:43 am
Excellent owl and colors

by vxbob Homepage »

May 29, 2010 11:06:04 am
Look at those adorable eyes...thank you Dina!

by Dinhi Homepage »

May 29, 2010 3:25:20 pm
I knew Icarus' story:) and your fractal is fantastic

by alida Homepage »

May 29, 2010 7:02:23 pm
Oh, I can see him flapping so desperately!

by tresamie Homepage »

May 30, 2010 1:19:43 pm
Nicely done! Love the colors.

by amota99517 Homepage »

May 31, 2010 11:04:07 pm
Very nice and beautiful image.

by zmarek Homepage »

Jun 1, 2010 10:22:38 am


Jun 1, 2010 5:23:17 pm
Very nice detail and surrealism

by brucedar Homepage »

Jun 2, 2010 8:30:58 pm
Adorable baby owl learning so hard how to fly!!!
excellent design and colors...BRAVO!

by fraxialmaze99 Homepage »

Jun 5, 2010 12:01:43 am
Delightful! Wonderful information!

by afugatt Homepage »

Nov 19, 2010 11:50:44 am
owl and sunlight very good!!

by Carlahoon Homepage »

Dec 4, 2010 8:57:54 pm
This is wonderful! I too see a lovely little owl, wings moving so fast they are blur around him. He is a smart bird, flying with his back to the sun so he is not blinded by it's light. Beautiful work!

by three_grrr Homepage »


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