Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus and Icarus

A Shattered Dream

Unknown - 2015
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Daedalus, a prominent Greek inventor, settled in Crete among King Minos' court. Queen Pasiphaë, who had an all-consuming passion for a white bull, called upon his services. The Sea God Poseidon had given the bull to her husband King Minos as a present, and King Minos had refused to sacrifice it for him. To take his revenge, Poseidon cast a spell on the poor Pasiphaë. Following orders, Daedalus found a solution to enable the queen to mate with the animal. Their union produced the Minotaur, a monster that King Minos shut away in a labyrinth built by Daedalus. Unfortunately, when King Minos found out that Daedalus had helped the young Theseus to find a way out of the labyrinth, he shut Daedalus and his son Icarus inside it. The shrewd Daedalus found a way to escape - but his method put his own son's life in peril.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , ARTE France, , [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 15 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
ARTE France
Alternative Title: Shattered Dream

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