It is possible to find references to mythical story of Icarus and Daedalus in many books. Eminent thinkers often cite the story to depict a plethora of human feelings. Ever since that era, the men and women who dwelled upon this planet were bound to mortal sins. The more we indulge into the story, the better our understanding will grow into various aspects that led to the downfall of the fabled Minotaur and Icarus. It is not the duty of the author to endorse any book in particular to the readers. However, the ones who skim through the rest of the sections will get a glimpse into what had originally occurred back then.
It is possible to classify the books that explain this myth into two – the ones that follow the conventional story and the others that proclaim a modified version of the original happening. By now, the readers may already be aware of the two scenarios which led to the fall of Icarus. However, allow the author to recap the scenes one after the other – the original tale tells us that Daedalus created artificial wings with the help of feathers and wax; which he affixed into himself and his son Icarus. The second iteration of the story goes as follows – the queen Pasiphae lent a boat to the duo; which enabled them to escape from the Crete Island.
Humans have this uncanny habit of forgetting their limitations and taking things for granted – when they are not supposed to do so. This is the same which had taken place in the story; out of pride, Icarus forgot that he was moving to the higher altitudes only to fall down from the skies. On the latter version, Icarus began to jump with joy seeing the sails (affixed in their escape boat) and fell off the side!
Most of the books that consider the myth of Icarus and Daedalus often take into account various other core aspects too. This included elaborate explanations about how Daedalus and Icarus came to Crete and how they began to serve the king of the Island, Minos. The labyrinth that is officially included in both the versions of the story was initially built to accommodate the step son of Minos – born by the unholy union of queen Pasiphae and a large white bull (hence the term Minotaur for the creature which means half man and half bull).
Among the several Greek mythology stories that are being widely circulated among the present generation, the tale of Icarus and Daedalus occupies a special post. Although depicted as a history lesson for kids, it has overgrown such primitive stages to find itself in the minds of many philosophers and thinkers alike. The books surrounding the story help in cultivating these sensations to a large extent. A quick search on the internet will reveal that there are a large number of books portraying this epic incident in a lucid manner.