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General Crossword Questions for “icarus”

  • Mythical flier who went too near the sun
  • Greek mythological character who flew close to sun
  • Wax-winged flyer
  • Excessively high flier
  • He flew too near the sun
  • Mythological figure who died when the sun melted the wax on his wings
  • Decapitated clergyman - American aviation casualty long ago
  • One famous tenor almost a failure as an aviator
  • Failed flier crashed without completing a cruise
  • His 'air, say, removed with hot wax treatment
  • He had high-flying ambition, but came unstuck
  • Copper crossing a river in centre of Pisa - he drowned
  • High flier, one taking vehicle to America

Encyclopedia

  • In Greek mythology, Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Greek: Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare[1]) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings constructed by his father. — “Icarus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • "Light Myth: Palthena's Mirror")[3] is a platforming video game and is the first entry in the Kid Icarus series. Developed by Nintendo Research & Development 1 and published by Nintendo, the game was released in Japan in December 1986, in North America in July 1987, and in Europe in 1987. — “Kid Icarus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • 1566 Icarus (pronounced /ˈɪkərəs/ ik'-ə-rəs) is an Apollo asteroid (a sub-class of near-Earth asteroid) whose unusual characteristic is that at perihelion it is closer to the Sun than Mercury; it is said to be a Mercury-crosser asteroid. It is also a Venus and Mars-crosser. — “1566 Icarus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Not greater was the dread when Phaeton The reins let drop at random, whence high heaven, Whereof signs yet appear, was wrapt in flames; Nor when ill-fated Icarus perceiv'd, By liquefaction of the scalded wax, The trusted pennons loosen'd from his loins, His sire exclaiming loud, "Ill way thou keep'st!" Than was my dread, when round me on each part The air I view'd, and other object none Save the fell beast. — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri

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