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Icarus was merely struck down with hypothermia/asphyxia. I suspect the gods made up the "don't-go-too-close-to-the-fiery-heavens-or-we'll-melt-your-wings" story so their smiting could have a bit more WOW factor.
an interesting interpretation. the normal version of that myth has always seemed a bit suspicious to me. of course you know that temperature actually drops as you rise through the atmosphere. so to get close enough to the sun for its heat to have an effect i suspect you'd have to travel several millions of kilometers through space.
Did these sculptures get too close to the sun? I hope my tax money didn't pay for these metal globules. Thank goodness for the plaque so we can tell what it's supposed to be.
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