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    Keith, a trader from a river on the edge of civilization, is captured and sold into slavery, ending up in the heart of one of the great kingdoms of antiquity, the Keft of King Minos. His ultimate destiny: to be tossed into the legendary Labyrinth, located inside a mountain on an island archipelago called Qhera. Alongside seven youths and seven maidens offered in tribute from a backwater city, he is expected to meet his end-and, if he's especially unlucky, the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull abomination said to eat human flesh.

    But nothing about the Labyrinth, or it's legendary monster, is what it seems. Keith himself bears a burden that may ruin those who get too close to him. And no one has accounted for the the role the gods might play in the events about to unfold-for in the center of Qhera's waters lies a terrible secret that will change the world, and those who live to tell the tale, forever.

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    Originally from a Twitter thread I wrote; some edits have been made for consistency of terminology, and some small additions here and there to different chapters.

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    Icarus is trapped, and he'll be damned if he let it stop him.

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    What if Icarus didn't die after his fall but simply got caught by Apollo? What if perhaps him flying too close to the scorching sun was never about reaching the heat but escaping his father?

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    Icarus knew some things before he flew...

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    The boy who flew too close to the sun - a modernized retelling

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    “How do you know me?” Theseus hisses, but Zagreus can tell that he’s keeping his voice down, which would be a first, for Theseus, “H-have you been sent here to trick me on the day of my best friend’s wedding?”

    “Asterius’s wedding?” Zagreus asks, just as confused. If anything, he’d assume that Asterius would be getting married to Theseus, not anyone else!

    “Asterius?” Theseus echoes, “I know not who that is…! But I refuse to believe that anyone could be in this hall, nigh, in this kingdom without knowing of the wedding of Pirithous and Hippodamia! Are you not a citizen of Thessaly-”

    Here, Theseus pauses, looking Zagreus up and down. It’s obvious that he has no idea who Zagreus is, but can easily draw a conclusion that he’s not an everyday mortal from the way Zagreus is dressed. Not to mention Zagreus’s burning feet and mismatched eyes.

    The conclusion that Theseus draws is indeed a very Theseus one.

    “A daemon!”

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    a.k.a. Zagreus gets sent back in time to when Theseus was alive and has to deal with it.

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    Im a nerd for mythology so i made this

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    Icarus was never meant to fall.

    Apollo knew that, from the moment they met -he knew that. This boy, this man, was someone who was meant to shine in his light and live, and live, and live. He shouldn't fall, he should never fall.

    Yet everyone knows what happens when his wings starts to melt. When he drops into the sea.

    But not everyone knows how the sun god dived into the cold water to pull him out. Nobody knows why he risked his own life at the hands of Poseidon's sea to save a mortal. Why he spent every waking hour pouring his healing energy into Icarus until he woke up.

    Icarus fell but he did not die.

    That's something they often leave out -that when he fell, it wasn't to his death, it wasn't because he flew too high. It's because he chose his fate; and he wanted the sun.

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    Most know the story of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the Sun… but few know the story of his father. The inventor. The artist. The man who could build palaces out of mere desire. Daedalus was much more than his son’s legacy. This is his story.

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    Five times Daedalus caught Icarus, and the one time he didn't.

     

    This has been on my mind for a while and I'm finally writing it! I feel like Daedalus doesn't get enough attention in media so I decided to fix that.

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    When the oracle of Delphi prophesized that the old gods will be replaced by their children Zeus will do all he can to keep his throne.

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    The say gods are immortal and legends never die. Stories stay with everyone. Some part of you will always remember it.

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    There was so much to explore and so much to do! How could a man not be excited to be this high in the sky? Icarus didn’t quite understand his father’s paranoia and trepidation, but he would calm down and fly next to his father.

    Until the sun finally relieved itself from behind the clouds.

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    A head-cannon I've had rotting away in my brain and in some Notebook at a friend's house.

    Enjoy y'all's gay greek tragedy!

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    In the halls of Minos, King of Crete, a boy is born. His mother named him Helle, a son to be feared by gods, his father Icarus, a son destined to live following in his brother’s footsteps. But Icarus has neither the wit of his father nor the beauty of his mother. After he meddles with the divine destiny of a son of Pasiphaë, he is banished to an island with only his father and his music as companionship. For all that Icarus lacks in the eyes of mortals he makes up for in bravery, an attribute that is viciously alluring to the gods. But there is danger for a mortal who dares to test the gods, and Icarus finds himself forced to make an unfathomable choice: the mortal family he was born from or the divine lover he holds dear.

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    Una raccolta di storie brevi che dipingono una nuova versione dei miti antichi.
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    Quello che accadde a Icaro dopo la sua caduta, come Ermes e Estia si immischiarono e salvarono l’umanità e di come Ade voleva solo schiacciare un pisolino.

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    Some sort of poetry about Daedalus.

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    Icarus faked his death.

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    Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too close to the sun, but the boy did not listen to his father. He fell into the sea when, after rising too close to the sun, the wax in his wings melted and fell apart.

    And that was the story.

    That’s how the tragedy went.

    So, why the hell are you not dead?

    “Cause fuck you that’s why.” Icarus said while crossing his arms.

     

    or: Icarus is not gonna let this narrator bitch let him die. Fuck that.

    or or: Author is a greek mythology nerd and wanted to make a crack rendition of it... also kinda inspired by The Stanley Parable.

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    There’s something they won’t tell you,
    Something they don’t teach.

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    Poetry except I suck at poetry

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