The myth of Icarus and Daedalus – Amy Adkins

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In mythological ancient Greece, Icarus flew above Crete on wings made from wax and feathers, defying the laws of man and nature. To witnesses on the ground, he looked like a god, and he felt like 1 too. But, in his society, the line that separated god from man was absolute, and the punishment for mortals who attempted to cross it was extreme. Amy Adkins explains the myth of Icarus and Daedalus.

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There are a lot of items that you can use to improve your words and develop a much more potent impact when speaking in public. Examples of myth stories can be utilized in a speech or address that will invoke feelings and reactions in your audience, drawing them in and giving them an powerful instance to illustrate your key points. Even with the most severe of topics, fictional characters or elaborate tales can be strong tools to aid drive home a point.

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The crucial to integrating a myth into a speech or seminar is to find anything that illustrates the key points of your lecture. Appear for tales that have characters with the sort of personality traits, morals, and actions that you wish to invoke in your audience. Show them the effects of the actions you want to see or these that you want then to keep away from, and use the example as a “genuine life” tale of what could take place if these modifications or effects are observed.

Some of the most potent public speakers have discovered to effectively integrate examples of myth stories into their speeches and that may be a big part of why they are so inspiring and productive at what they do. Whether you use a classic myth, an urban legend, or invent your personal tale that aids to communicate the moral of your story, drawing on the tendency of people’s imaginations to impact their motivation and inspiration can help you to unlock the minds of your audience and successfully communicate the point you want to get across to them.

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50 thoughts on “The myth of Icarus and Daedalus – Amy Adkins”

  1. Soo…. basically nature and gods really REALLY don’t want humans to make progress but we did so… GET RECKED ZEUS WE HAVE PLANES

  2. A timeless story. And still, I believe everyone of us has expierenced something relatable. Its sad to see that humans dont really learn.

  3. it was not posioden who put the curse, it was Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and posioden asked Aphrodite to curse the king because he did not sacrifice the white bull, which was a gift from posioden himself

  4. The one I read was of him getting thrown into the maze and the king’s princess helped him out with yarn or something..

  5. לא שמעתי על המיתוס הזה בכל ימי חיי…המיתולוגיות היוניות מעניינות.

  6. Sooooo…. the moral of the story is…. never push boundaries and progression is bad because the gods don’t want humans to overcome boundaries….. WHY?! Greek gods were Moody!

  7. Actually Daedalus was trapped in the labyrinth, that wasn’t under the palace, because Minos ordered to close the exit to be sure the Minotaur wouldn’t escape.

  8. Speaking of Icarus and Daedalus Terraria has made multiple referances to mythology (I.E medusa, daedalus stormbow)

  9. one correction.Hercules is actually called Heracles in Ancient Greece.Hercules is the Roman version of Heracles

  10. The funny thing is we read about this in social studies at school! I can’t believe that this is a more famous Greek myth. Usually at school they read to you ones that almost nobody had heard of? except they didn’t put in the murder or the minatore thing.. instead they said that he was Commissioned to make an inescapable labyrinth and when he wanted to leave the king didn’t want him to work for anyone else so she trapped him in a tower and you watch just the birds and then you know the rest of the story…

  11. This story seems a lot more realistic than what I’ve heard my from frieds, thay said that icarus literally flew closer to the sun as if the sun was right there.

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