This week we successfully launched a new online course for children: Greek Fables for kids 8-12 yrs. Children listened a beautiful myth about Ikarus. We told them a story accompanied by a demo full of famous artists’ paintings depicting this wonderful myth.
Ikarus and his father Deadalus attempt to escape from Crete by wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. Deadalus warned Ikarus first of complacency and then of hubris, asking that he fly neither too low nor too high, so the sea’s dampness would not clog his wings nor the sun’s heat melt them. Ikarus was so happy to fly that he completely forgot his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun; when the wax in his wings melted he tumbled out of the sky and fell into the sea where he drowned, sparking the idiom “don’t fly too close to the sun”.