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Final Jeopardy! category: MYTHOLOGY
Final Jeopardy! clue: Banished from Athens, this inventor found trouble on Crete too, but escaped
Who is Daedalus?
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Daedalus, of course, was most famous for inventing the wax wings used by his son Icarus to fly. Icarus then proceeded to fly too close to the sun, the wax melted, and Icarus plummeted to his death.
The trouble on Crete was Daedalus’ revealing the secret of the minotaur’s labyrinth to Theseus, which led to a punishment inside of the labyrinth. The aforementioned wax wings were used to escape.
The banishment from Athens? In a fit of jealousy after his nephew and apprentice Talus invented the saw, Daedalus threw Talus off the Acropolis.
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