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Pieter Bruegel de Oude - De val van Icarus

Icarus (aka Icarus 23) is a major figure in both Greek and Discordian mythology.

Greek mythology[]

In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and Daedalus attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that Daedalus constructed from feathers and wax. Daedalus warns Icarus first of complacency and then of hubris, instructing him to fly neither too low nor too high, lest the sea's dampness clog his wings or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignores Daedalus’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, causing the wax in his wings to melt. He tumbles out of the sky, falls into the sea, and drowns. The myth would later be coined in the idiom, "don't fly too close to the sun".

Discordian Mythology[]

In Discordian mythology, Icarus 23 was born on Eris Island as the son of the master submariner Hagbard Celine and First Universal Cybernetic- Kinetic-Ultramicro-Programmer. After the family moves to California, Icarus attempts to escape from Whittier by means of a submarine constructed from feathers and wax. Hagbard warns Icarus first of complacency and then of hubris, instructing him to dive neither too low nor too high, lest the sea's dampness clog his propellers or the sun's heat melt them. Icarus ignores Hagbard’s instructions not to dive too deep, and the submarine falls in the hole at the center of earth, crashes and breaks open. Icarus tumbles out of the submarine, and drowns. The myth would later be coined in the idiom, "Immanentize the eschaton".

Letter from Icarus[]

3 October 2021

This is me.

(Does that make this a Vanity page?)

Icarus! was a Fifth Wheel before the passing of the Four Pillars of Discordian, now he considers himself a Big Wheel

(Proud Mary keep on burnin')

Together with Pinto deRohan Digger and Checkerboard Jack Icarus! founded the Midwest Semper Discordian DIS-organization

Trained by 3 Adepts on Eris Island, Icarus! channeled information through a young writer. His name is credited for the Illuminatus! comic book

See also Discordian American Princess (DAP)


External links[]

https://myspace.com/icarus_23

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