Daedalus' Wings are many pairs of metal wings made by Daedalus.

Daedalus Making the wings


Percy Jackson dreams of Daedalus and his son Icarus imprisoned in the Labyrinth by King Minos. Daedalus created special wings glued with wax to help himself and Icarus escape. 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. They succeeded, but Icarus's metal wings were damaged by flying too close to the sun during the flight (which melted the wax), so he fell to his death in the sea.

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The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson, using the wings to escape on the German cover of The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy, Annabeth Chase, Nico di Angelo, and Rachel Elizabeth Dare get to Daedalus's workshop where they find Quintus who reveals himself as Daedalus. They ask him for his aid in which he reveals he has already spoken to Luke Castellan and given him Ariadne's String and does not believe they can save their camp. It is also revealed that he has attained extended life by putting his life-force, his animus, into a robot body. King Minos and some of his minions come and Percy, Annabeth, Nico and Rachel use a more improved set of metal wings (than the ones Percy saw in his dream) to escape from Daedalus' Workshop and fly out of the window, although Daedalus and Mrs. O'Leary are left behind.


The wings can be seen in Daedalus's workshop

The wings are attached to the arms and the wings will copy the movement of the arms. They have limited flight time because the wax may melt or the self-adhesive strips will fall apart. To glide, the wings must be extended.


The wings were traditionally designed as such: Secured feathers at their midpoints with string and at their bases with wax, and given the whole a gentle curvature like the wings of a bird.

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