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The Eternal Ikaris once went by a different name. He had been married to a human woman from ancient Minos, Crete. He named his son Icarus[1] or Ikaris.[2]

The boy was given high tech wings fashioned by Phastos and Makkari, and his father intended to teach him how to use them but for years he was absent due to fighting with the Deviants. The son became impatient and wore the wings in a bid to find his father. He flew too high and lost consciousness due to lack of air. The father found the boy's body in time and chose to honor his son by taking his name. With the father being immortal, the son's name Ikaris would live on forever.[2]

The tale fell into legend becoming part of Greek mythology, the tale changed to Icarus ignoring his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun; his wings melted and he fell the the ground, sparking the idiom "don't fly too close to the sun."[3][4][5]



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