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i assume you are vaguely familiar with the story of daedalus and how he and his son where locked in a tower in crete so they could not share their secrets of the labrynth. in the tower daedalus and icarus develop 2 sets of wings created using feathers and wax. they attach the wings and launch out of the window. before hand daedalus warns icarus not to fly too close to the sun. halfway across the sea icarus forgets and flys to high. the wax melts and icarus falls into the sea and drowns. daedalus lands safely in sicily and manages to find safety in a castle. meanwhile, searched for Daedalus by travelling from city to city asking a riddle. He presented a spiral seashell and asked for a string to be run through it. When he reached Kamikos, King Cocalus, knowing Daedalus would be able to solve the riddle, privately fetched the old man to him. He tied the string to an ant which, lured by a drop of honey at one end, walked through the seashell stringing it all the way through. Minos then knew Daedalus was in the court of King Cocalus and demanded he be handed over. Cocalus managed to convince Minos to take a bath first, where Cocalus' daughters killed Minos. In some versions, Daedalus himself poured boiling water on Minos and killed him. The story im familiar with mentions how the princess manage to entangle him with some sort of magical rope that daedalus created before they kill him. in short King Minos does nothing to keep them from escaping Crete.

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Minos captured Daedalus and Icarus in the Labyrinth.

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Which king tried to keep Daedalus prisoner?

king minos

What king tried to keep Daedalus prisoner?

King Minos of Crete tried to imprison Daedalus in the labyrinth he had created to hold the Minotaur.

Why Did King Minos Imprison daedalus?


Which king did Daedalus outwit?

King Minos of Knossos in Crete.

Is Daedalus a girl or a boy in greek mytgolygy?

Daedalus was a man. He was an inventor from Crete. He invented the Labrynth in which Theseus fought the Minotaur. Minos, the king of Crete, got mad at him for helping Theseus. Daedalus fled, and finally found a place in the court of King Cocalus. King Minos finally found him after Daedalus solved a riddle for which Minos offered a huge prize to anyone who solved it. King Cocalus' daughters killed Minos before he could kill Daedalus

Why Daedalus and icarus prisoned by the king?

King Minos wants daedalus' knowledge. and also, daedalus let theseus(a demigod) kill king minos' minotaur(Half-bullman) and surpass the maze of the labyrinth. and kill eventually kill the daughter of minos(theseus did that). and also daedalus was the inventor of the labyrinth. and he is the one who can navigate it perfectly.the maze was designed to fool you. but not him.

Who married Daedalus?

Daedalus married Pasiphae, whom King Minos imprisoned along with her child, the Minotaur.

Who are the mortals in the myth of Icarus and Daedalus?

Icarus and Daedalus were both mortals King Minos was also a mortal

What did Daedalus build for king minos?

the Labyrinth (where later the Minotaur was confined)

Who designed the labyrinth?

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was designed by the inventor, Daedalus.

Who was king of crete?

King Minos, father of the half-man half-bull Minotaur. The Minotaur was contained in a complex labyrinth constructed by Minos and was given a sacrifice of Athenian youths every couple of years until he was slain by Theseus, heir to the throne of Athens.

Where was king minos was king?

Minos (Greek: Μίνωας) was a king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. He ordered Daedalus and his son Icarus to build the Labyrinth where the Minotaur lived. (Minotaur= Mino-taur, is Greek for Bull of Minos).