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But like the Icarus of her poems, Sor Juana ended up flying too close to the sun.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Fall of Icarus”, by Hendrick Goltzius, is one of my all-time favorite images by one of my all-time favorite artists.
In Greek mythology, Icarus was a young lad being held in prison with his father by an evil King.
His latest book is The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris .
His latest book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, is available from HarperCollins.
As he worked, the boy Icarus stood by watching his father, and sometimes handling the feathers with his meddlesome fingers.Van Dyck|Estelle M. Hurll
Daubigny, borne by no wings of Icarus, seems like Antus beside him; he is bodily wedded to the earth.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
"Icarus," in the picture of the inventive father and the aspiring son, is a beautiful figure of a youth.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton|Mrs. Russell Barrington
He fastened them on with wax, and Icarus flying too near the sun, his wings melted and he fell into the Aegean.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
The partridge flies low because Daedalus (who had seen his son Icarus perish through a lofty flight) was changed into a partridge.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang
son of Daedalus in Greek mythology; he flew too high on artificial wings and so plunged to his death. Used allusively from 1580s. The name is of unknown origin.
In classical mythology, the son of Daedalus. Icarus died tragically while using artificial wings, invented by his father, to escape from the Labyrinth. When Icarus flew too close to the sun, it melted the wax that held the wings together, and he fell into the sea.