Daedalus and his son created two sets of wing suits, made from feathers, wax from candles, and branches. These wings were their ticket to freedom. Daedalus warned Icarus, his son, not to fly too high because the sun would melt the wax, but not to fly too low because the water would make the wings wet. Both of the those circumstances would result in a terrible fatality. He told his son to stay in the middle of the sky, where he would be safe. After Daedalus taught his son how to use the wings, they boy set off. The wings actually worked and they were free from the labyrinth. As they were flying, Icarus became to grow prideful and decided to fly as high as he could. As he continued to increase his altitude, he felt more and more powerful. He decided to go as high as the gods, which wasn't the smartest idea. He eventually flew so close to the sun, it melted the wax. (Some people believe that the sun God grew angry that a mortal tried to be a god, and he burnt the wax off the wings on purpose) as the wax left the wings, Icarus fell to his death.