The A to Z Challenge is a month long challenge that anyone can join …..check it out here. I seem to have developed the ‘theme” of using Latin words (the more archaic the better). No, I have no clue how or why this has happened…but here we are. Day four and the letter is D.
D is for Daedalus. You know, when I was taking Latin from Miss Wright (high school), I honestly didn’t think I would ever “get it”. I worked so hard at learning this silly stuff, and was constantly failing to remember anything whenever we were tested. I thought ‘this stupid language isn’t going to help me at all!” Little did I know, some (almost) 50 years later I would be pulling these words out of the back of my mind for a challenge in BLOGGING????
Daedalus means ‘skillful..or skillfully made”.
Anyone that has ever read Greek mythology has heard of Daedalus. Which is really ODD since the word is LATIN which came from Italy, not Greece. Even Greek myths……….aren’t.
In any event, the dude built the Labyrinth for King Minos…and Minos used it to hold onto his Minotaur…….Daedalus was Icarus (of the melting wings fame) daddy.
There was a brief reference to Daedalus in a Dr Who episode with a Minotaur (The God Complex)
Yes,I know…this post is all over the place. I must need more coffee.