Given Name DAEDALUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Δαιδαλος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: DED-ə-ləs (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek Δαιδαλος (Daidalos) which was derived from δαιδαλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly". In Greek myth Daedalus was an Athenian inventor who was banished to Crete. There he designed the Labyrinth for King Minos, but he and his son Icarus were eventually imprisoned inside it because he had aided Theseus in his quest against the Minotaur. Daelalus and Icarus escaped using wings fashioned from wax, but Icarus fell from the sky to his death.

Categories

Greek mythology, inventors, Latinizations, mythology
VARIANT: Daidalos