Study Guide

Daedalus

  • Spotter's Guide

    Daedalus' workshop is down in Elysium, the city of the blessed dead. You can't really miss it—the place is surrounded by Daedalus' fabulous creations. There are tons of statues so realistic that they look like they could come to life. Come to think of it, don't be surprised if a couple of them actually do. After all, the D-man also has a knack for building automatons (old-school robots). Also, the air around his workshop is surrounded by his flying machines. Icarus, Daedalus' daredevil son, is always up there testing them out (doesn't matter if he falls again—he's already dead!). But be careful walking the halls of Daedalus' workshop. He's modeled the whole thing after the Labyrinth he designed on Crete, so it's a total maze. You'll know Daedalus when you see him: he'll be the guy with crazy Einstein hair, a worn-in tool belt, and the spark of genius in his eyes.

    SPOTTER'S GUIDE

    Sex: Male
    Age: Middle-aged
    Build: Thin
    Complexion: Pasty (He's inside inventing all the time.)
    Hair Color: Brown, with a little grey (Icarus gave him every single one of those greys)
    Facial Hair: Beard
    Scars/marks/tattoos: The mark of a bird (to keep him in check)
    Jewelry and accessories: Nope
    Clothing: Inventor's robes, tool belt
    Armor: None
    Type of Weapon: Brains of steel

    Typical Companions:

    Icarus
    Machines
    Automatons

    Known Hangouts: 

    Crete
    Labyrinth
    Sicily
    Workshops
    Laboratories
    Sculpture studios

  • Sightings

    Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

    Library of History by Didorus Siculus

    Daedalus' whole life story is just a click away.

    Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

    Aeneid by Virgil

    In this epic poem, the Trojan hero Aeneas visits a temple that was built by Daedalus when the inventor first landed in Sicily.

    Dec 20, 2019

    Metamorphoses by Ovid

    Get the inside scoop on the Labyrinth-construction process in Ovid's epic collection of poems.

    Dec 20, 1995

    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    Daddy Daedalus puts in some appearances in this popular TV series.

    Dec 20, 2019

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

    Get ready for creepy: the spirit of Daedalus hides in the body of Quintus, the sword master of Camp Halfblood, in this installment.

    Dec 20, 2019

    God of War III

    When Kratos comes upon Daedalus in this video game, the inventor has gone totally crazy with grief over the death of Icarus.