I’m fascinated by Daedalus, the mythical inventor, architect sculptor from Greek mythology, and have been for some time. The name of my website and business are derived directly from him. Continue reading My fascination with Daedalus
A few weeks ago in From the Bookshelf, this blog’s regular guessing competition, some were surprised to discover that George Lucas wrote the novelisation of his film Star Wars; none were surprised to find that it was written badly. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 30+ years, I’m pretty sure you’re aware of Star Wars. You might have even seen it.
There is a cycle within the Greek myths that I feel particularly close to, and that I find myself returning to with some degree of regularity. It’s the one from which I’ve taken the name I blog under (Icarus), one of my past girlfriends had a Lavtian derivative of the main female character (Ariadne), and I regularly used one of the stories from it when I was teaching (Theseus and the Minotaur).