Take me higher (4:53)

Cover of A Spark Of Deity

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SOLAR FRAGMENT’s TAKE ME HIGHER is about Icarus, a character in Greek Mythology. He and his father Daedalus were imprisoned by King Minos, the king for whom he had built the Labyrinth to imprison the Minotaur, a creature which is half man and half bull. Daedalus, the superior craftsman, was exiled because he gave Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, a clew in order to help Theseus, the enemy of Minos, survive the Labyrinth and defeat the Minotaur.

To escape Crete, Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Before they took off from the island, Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared through the sky curiously, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms. And so, Icarus fell into the sea in the area which bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos.
In his aftermath, Hellenistic writers who gave philosophical knowledge underpinnings to the myth also preferred more realistic variants, in which the escape from Crete was actually by boat, provided by Pasiphaë, for which Daedalus invented the first sails, to outstrip Minos’ pursuing galleys, and that Icarus fell overboard en route to Sicily and drowned. Heracles, a great Greek hero, erected a tomb for him in his memory.


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  • wattu77

    v That's an interesting story!

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • migsrzxadvent

    This song is about a person of Greek Mythology known as Icarus. If any of you remember Greek Mythology, Icarus escaped with his father, Daedalus, a talented and remarkable Athenian craftsman. He made wings for himself and his son. He told him not to fly too low for the wings will get wet and will die and not too high for the sun will burn his wings. He flew too high, burning his wings and falling to the sea where he meets his own demise.

    22 Apr 2010 Reply

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