Daidalos, also spelled Daedalus, was a famous and skillful inventor, architect, and a craftsman in Greek mythology, known for being the creator of the infamous labyrinth for the Minotaur. He was also the father of Ikaros.
According to Greek legends, the Athenian Daidalos was exiled after he threw his nephew off the acropolis of Athens in jealous rage. However, Daidalos found work in Knossos. At first, he played a vital part in the birth of the Minotaur by crafting a special cow suit for the queen Pasiphae, enabling her to sleep with a bull gods had cursed her to fall in love with. After the birth of the Minotaur, king Minos ordered Daidalos to create the infamous labyrinth beneath the Knossos Palace.