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The Athenian Daedalus, son of Metion and the grandson of Erechtheus
Daedalus gave her a flaxen thread for Theseus to tie to the door of the Labyrinth as he entered, and by which he could find his way out after killing the monster.
Daedalus buried his son and continued to Sicily, where he came to stay at the court of Cocalus.
www.pantheon.org /articles/d/daedalus.html   (511 words)

 Daedalus - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To Daedalus the Greeks of the historic age were in the habit of attributing buildings, and statues the origin of which was lost in the past, and which had no inscription belonging to them.
Daedalus is mentioned as the maker of a dancing-place for Ariadne in Crete; and such a dancing-place has been discovered by A. Evans, in the Minoan palace of Cnossus.
This Daedalus must not be confused with Daedalus of Sicyon, a great sculptor of the early part of the 4th century B.C., none of whose works is extant.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Daedalus   (310 words)

 Project Daedalus
Certain guidelines were adopted: the Daedalus spacecraft had to use current or near-future technology, be able to reach its destination within a human lifetime, and be flexible enough in its design that it could be sent to any of a number of target stars.
However, whereas Orion would have employed nuclear fission, the Daedalus engineers opted to power their starship by nuclear fusion – in particular, by a highly-efficient technique known as internal confinement fusion.
Daedalus would be constructed in Earth orbit and have an initial mass of 54,000 tons, including 50,000 tons of fuel and 500 tons of scientific payload.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/D/Daedalus.html   (697 words)

 Daedalus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For Minos' wife, Pasiphae, Daedalus built a wooden cow so she could mate with the bull, for the Greeks imagined the Minoan bull of the sun to be an actual, earthly bull.
Daedalus was so envious of his nephew's accomplishments that he took an opportunity, when they were together one day on the top of a high tower, to push him off.
In the period of Romanticism, Daedalus came to denote the classic artist, a skilled mature craftsman, while Icarus symbolizes the romantic artist, an undisputed heir of the classic artist, whose impetuous, passionate and rebellious nature, as well as his defiance of formal aesthetic and social conventions, ultimately prove to be self destructive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Daedalus   (1237 words)

 Daedalus & Icarus Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, as it would melt his wings, and not too close to the sea, as it would dampen them and make it hard to fly.
Daedalus eventually left Camicus, much to the dismay of king Cocalus and his daughters, and ended up in Sardinia with a group led by Iolaus, who was a nephew of Heracles.
Daedalus was so envious of his nephew's performances that he took an opportunity, when they were together one day on the top of a high tower to push him off.
thanasis.com /icarus.htm   (1624 words)

 Daedalus | Dédalo, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Daedalus, who received his craftsmanship from Athena, belonged to the royal Athenian clan called the Metionids, and among his ancestors are Erichthonius 2, who was king of Athens and was said to be the son of Athena and Hephaestus, and also King Erechtheus.
Daedalus was condemned in the Areopagus for murder, and he fled to Crete, being followed in his exile by one of his pupils, Endoeus.
Daedalus was held responsible for the murder of one of his pupils, Talos 2, because, they say, he feared that Talos 2, with his talents, might surpass him.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Daedalus.html   (1822 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Daedalus - Inventor
Daedalus lived in Athens, and is said to have been taught by Athena.
But then Daedalus was forced to leave Athens after killing his nephew in a fit of jealous rage, fearing that his talents might surpass his own, when he saw that his nephew had invented the saw from a snake's jaw.
Diodorus puts the nephew's name as Talos, and adds that, when Daedalus was caught in the act of burying the body, he explained that he was burying a snake (referring to the tale of how the nephew, whatever his name was, invented the saw with the jawbone of a snake).
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A470981   (3099 words)

 Project Daedalus - Origins
Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and flew too close to the Sun, the heat melted the wax holding the wings together, he fell into the sea, and was drowned.
Daedalus, on the other hand, flew neither too high nor too low, and arrived safely at his destination.
Project Daedalus is the name chosen for the British Interplanetary Society's Starship study.
www.geocities.com /TelevisionCity/2049/DAEDALUS.HTM   (2327 words)

 daedalus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Since Daedalus the homo faber is not engaged in an act of hybris, but in an act of creation according to the Lucretian notion of progress, the virtue of moderation now appears appropriate and not at all psychologically incongruous, as it seemed to be in a 'classic' interpretation of the myth.
Daedalus, composed as he may be as the self-contained artisan, cannot avoid the test and the failure of his values when he exposes his son to an endeavour he himself is up to, but apparently not this too young child.
Daedalus realizes here that he himself may have been on top of the world, but that his egocentric attitude has caused the death of a loved one, who was not yet ready for the 'Epicurean way of life'.
home.tiscali.be /be047225/cycade/daedalus.htm   (8541 words)

 DAEDALUS - Ancient Mythology
After having killed Icarus' cousin in a fit of jealous rage, Daedalus and his son fled to Crete, where the inventor was summoned to the court of King Minos.
The king told Daedalus that he wished the artisan to construct a huge, labyrinthine maze, a prison for his bastard son, the Minotaur, which his wife had conceived after having lain with the Cretan Bull.
On completion of this task, Daedalus and his son were sealed up in the labyrinth with the raging Minotaur, but due to the inventor's knowledge of the maze, they both managed to escape.
www.mysticgames.com /mythology/DAEDALUS.htm   (132 words)

 Daedalus (Pi-3 Orionis IV)
In the end Daedalus was transformed from a wilderness of information warfare to a verdant planet not unlike any other federation planet.
That it was this evolution/infiltration-worshipping clade that eventually unleashed the AI virus causing the Geteche disaster in 3694 was at the time not connected to the history of Daedalus.
The infowar environment on Daedalus (and now elsewhere in the system) contained a subtle emergent intelligence, attuned to infiltration and perversion of any information system it came into contact with.
www.orionsarm.com /worlds/Daedalus.html   (4370 words)

 Daedalus EC87-0014-8: Daedalus Project's Light Eagle - Human powered aircraft
To celebrate the Greek myth of Daedalus, the man who constructed wings of wax and feathers to escape King Minos, the Daedalus project began with the goal of designing, building and testing a human-powered aircraft that could fly the mythical distance, 115 km.
The Daedalus 88 aircraft was the ship that flew the 199 km from the Iraklion Air Force Base on Crete in the Mediterranean Sea, to the island of Santorini in 3 hours, 54 minutes.
The Daedalus 88, which later set the world record, was then shipped from MIT to replace the 87's research flights, and for general checkout procedures.
www.dfrc.nasa.gov /gallery/photo/Daedalus/HTML/EC87-0014-8.html   (544 words)

 Daedalus (mythology)
He made a wooden cow to disguise Pasiphae, wife of King Minos of Crete, when she wished to mate with a bull, and then constructed a Labyrinth to house the creature of their union, the Minotaur.
Having incurred the displeasure of Minos, Daedalus fled from Crete with his son Icarus, using wings made from feathers fastened with wax.
Daedalus crossed the Aegean to safety, but his son flew too near the sun and fell into the sea.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0003502.html   (239 words)

 Photograph, Flight of Daedalus: Exhibits: Institute Archives & Special Collections: MIT
The culmination of these efforts was the flight on April 23, 1988, of Daedalus, a plane engineered at MIT and named in honor of the mythological inventor who escaped the tyranny of King Minos of Crete by taking to the sky on wings he fashioned using wax and feathers.
Daedalus weighed a mere 68.5 pounds when empty, despite its 29-foot fuselage and 112-foot wingspan.
A part weighing 21 grams, for example, is listed as a “bungee gizmo” under the general category of “miscellaneous wing stuff.” On the sample page seen here a project member has jokingly estimated that a smudge of grease on the paper weighs one hundredth of a milligram.
libraries.mit.edu /archives/exhibits/daedalus   (509 words)

 The Myth Of Ikaros
Daedalus was a highly respected and talented Athenian artisan descendent from the royal family of Cecrops, the mythical first king of Athens.
For this crime, Daedalus was exiled to Crete and placed in the service of King Minos, where he eventually had a son, Icarus, with the beautiful Naucrate, a mistress-slave of the King.
Daedalus revealed the mystery of the Labyrinth to Ariadne who in turn advised Theseus, thus enabling him to slay the Minotaur and escape from the Labyrinth.
www.island-ikaria.com /culture/myth.asp   (504 words)

 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Daedalus
Daedalus claimed to have invented the saw, but credit instead went to his nephew, whom Daedalus consequently murdered in a fit of professional jealousy.
The Labyrinth was invented by Daedalus in order to confine the Minotaur and, some say, Pasiphae and her accomplice.
It is certain that there were in fact birds in the vicinity because Daedalus managed to possess himself of a goodly supply of feathers.
www.mythweb.com /encyc/entries/daedalus.html   (933 words)

 Mythography | The Legend of Daedalus in Myth and Art
The labyrinth from which Theseus escaped by means of the clew of Ariadne was built by Daedalus, most skillful artificer.
Daedalus built the labyrinth for King Minos, but afterward lost the favor of the king, and was shut up in a tower.
He contrived to make his escape from his prison, but could not leave the island by sea, as the king kept strict watch on all the vessels and permitted none to sail without being carefully searched.
www.loggia.com /myth/daedalus.html   (465 words)

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The nephew, Talus, was himself a talented young man. When Talus came to live with Daedalus, he proved himself by inventing the saw and compass.
Daedalus was forced to build the Labyrinth, a castle of mazes.
Daedalus also warned Icarus to stay near to him and not to stray out of his sight.
www.ballpoint.org /greekgods/daedalus.htm   (212 words)

 Daedalus, Greece, Greek mythology
Daedalus was a descendant of king Erechteus of Athens.
When Minos had offended the gods, Daedalus made a wooden bull that Minos wife Pasifae was enclosed in, giving birth to the Minotaur as a result.
Daedalus was also believed to have been the ancestor of all Greek artists, and his name can be translated into the skilled artistic worker.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/daedalus.htm   (242 words)

 No. 153: Daedalus
Why then, Oh why, can't I? The myth of Daedalus and his son Icarus also lays its strong hand on our elemental craving to fly.
Daedalus was a mythical Greek architect and sculptor.
To see Daedalus, now hanging in the Boston Museum of Natural History, click on the thumbnail image to the right.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi153.htm   (494 words)

Daedalus* was a brilliant architect, inventor, builder, and puzzle-solver.
Daedalus was exploited for his knowledge and craftsmanship by King Minos and held hostage to perform tasks for him.
Whether you SAIL THE DAEDALUS for the first time or return to experience her hospitality again, Capt. Barry and Alice, along with their crew, invite you to add to the history of DAEDALUS while creating a uniquely memorable sail for yourself and your family.
www.sailthedaedalus.com /info.htm   (336 words)

 Learn to Fly with Daedalus Aviation, Denver's Premier Flight Training Academy
Daedalus Aviation's Accelerated Airline Career program will start you from zero time and have you working as a paid flight instructor in as little as six months.
Daedalus offers a range of specialty programs, including FITS and multi-day training in G-1000 and Avidyne aircraft, mountain flying programs and training, and aerobatic and unusual attitude training.
Daedalus Aviation is a Federal Aviation Administration part 141 and VA approved flight school.
www.daedalusaviation.com   (290 words)

 Notebook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Daedalus landed in Kyme where he built a temple to Apollo and dedicated his wings to the deity.
The Greeks accredited Daedalus with the invention of the saw, the axe, and the plumb line.
These statues of Daedalus were perhaps an advanced stage of development in the wooden images which had begun initially as staid figures of men and women with arms and legs attached to the bodies.
www.noteaccess.com /APPROACHES/AGW/Daedalus.htm   (314 words)

 Think Labyrinth: Daedalus
Summary: Daedalus is a program that allows one to create, solve, analyze, view, walk through, and most of all have fun with Mazes.
Feature list: See the Daedalus documentation file for a comprehensive list of features, more information about the program, as well as help on all the actual commands within the program.
Comes with a copy of the Daedalus documentation file, a latest changes file for users of previous versions, info on the Daedalus scripting language, and also the complete source code.
www.astrolog.org /labyrnth/daedalus.htm   (1013 words)

 Ships - Daedalus
Commanded by Colonel Steven Caldwell, her original mission was to render aid to the Atlantis expedition trapped in the Pegasus Galaxy and defeat a convoy of Wraith hive ships bent on destroying the Ancient city.
The Daedalus is armed with rail guns, Mark-8 tactical warheads and a bay of F-302 fighters.
The Daedalus has several upgrades over the Prometheus, but the bridge layout is relatively similar.
www.gateworld.net /omnipedia/ships/d/daedalus.shtml   (463 words)

 Amazon.com: Daedalus: Part One of Two (Star Trek: Enterprise): Books: Dave Stern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The title, Daedalus, refers to the ship of that name, an experimental warp capable vessel that exploded on its maiden voyage thirteen years earlier.
Tucker, who had worked on the Daedalus project, finds his memories of that catastrophe coming back to haunt him in more ways than one in this story and it is Commander Tucker who quickly becomes the main character in the novel.
Just after the midway point the plot of "Daedalus" takes it's first startling twist but it is in the final chapter that Stern guarantees you'll want to read part two, "Daedalus's Children", by dropping another astonishing, and hopefully unforeseen turn into the story.
www.amazon.com /Daedalus-Part-Star-Trek-Enterprise/dp/0743471180   (3387 words)

 Daedalus Homepage
The PC is Daedalus' real platform and so will it be in the future, unless some of you out there port it.
The reason for this is that he has little enough time already to work on the PC version, so a Xbox version is out of the question.
Daedalus do not have any association with Nintendo, or any of its affiliates.
daedalus.boob.co.uk   (604 words)

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