Monday, July 2, 2007

Quick trivia question

Who was the mother of Icarus?

2 comments:

The Sublibrarian said...

I cheated and used Google, but even with Google it wasn't quite straightforward.

Very interesting question, though. What got you thinking about it?

Joannie said...

I'd read something (possibly or probably a poem) that described the painting by Bosch and Icarus falling while people and livestock stood by, not really looking--and I thought about Daedelus and his great plans and it just made me wonder what that son's mother would think of such high-flying schemes. I thought it might make a good poem.