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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Daedalus and Icarus

Minos called on Daedalus to build the famous Labyrinth in order to imprison the dreaded Minotaur. The Minotaur was a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. He was the son of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and a bull that Poseidon had sent to Minos as a gift. Minos was shamed by the birth of this horrible creature and resolved to imprison the Minotaur in the Labyrinth where it fed on humans, which were taken as "tribute" by Minos and sacrificed to the Minotaur in memory of his fallen son Androgenos. The myth is reminiscent of the two statues of Icarus and Daedalus, which have been set up in Agia Galini overlooks the sea like the farewell, even today on the fatal journey.
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