© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


 Table of Contents

Daedalus Photos

Queen Pasiphae
I wish I'd never met this twisted woman. [Fresco from Pompei]

A Strange Request
I thought it was a bit odd when Pasiphae asked me to invent a way for her to copulate with a bull, but what a Queen wants is what she gets. [Fresco from the Casa de Vetti in Pompei]

Bad Boy
Icarus, oh Icarus… why didn't you listen? [Daedalus and Icarus by Augusto Giacomo, 1630]

Nude Flying
Not only did he fly too close to the sun, he also went in the nude. Great. [Icarus and Daedalus by Frederick Leighton, 1869]

Squirmy Icarus
Maybe if Icarus hadn't been squirming so much while I was strapping on his wings, he would have heard me say where not to fly. [Daedalus and Icarus by Charles le Brun, 1645-1646]

So Promising...
I really thought he was going to make it. [Icarus and Daedalus by Charles Paul Landing, 1799]

Watching My Boy Fall
I relive this moment every day—if only I'd been closer to him… [The Sun or the Fall of Icarus by Merry-Joseph Blondel, 1819;  © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons]

Where's Icarus?
See if you can find my son in this picture. He's better than Waldo! [Landscape With the Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1558]

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Noodle's College Search