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Gender: Male
Family: Daedalus: Father
Species: Human
Status: Alive
Appearances: The Gorgon's Gaze
The Dying of the Light
The Queen Must Die
Portrayed by: Joseph Timms

You mean everything to me.
~ Icarus (to Pythagoras)[src]

Icarus is the son of Daedalus and Pythagoras' close friend and lover. In series one he is only mentioned, but has a more important role in series two.


In series one, Daedalus mentions him whilst talking to Pythagoras.

In series two (The Gorgon's Gaze), Icarus and his father help Pythagoras retrieve Pandora's box from Melas. It is revealed that Icarus and Pythagoras are close friends.

Following that, though, Daedalus is arrested and sentenced to hang for aiding Jason and his friends. In prison, he is beaten and tortured (The Dying of the Light). Icarus, thinking he has no choice, betrays his friend and tells Goran all he knows about Pythagoras' journey to the salt mines, so that his father may be spared and released.

But Goran, sensing Icarus' value as an informant, keeps Daedalus in the dungeons as leverage.

Icarus continues betraying Pythagoras and his friends, but Pythagoras catches on after the ambush in the arena (The Queen Must Die), and later they use Icarus as bait to lay a trap for Cilix.

After Jason and Ariadne have returned to the city as King and Queen, Pythagoras confronts Icarus, challenging Icarus' feelings for him and saying he could never forgive Icarus' betrayal.

But when Pasiphae comes back from the dead to take the throne, Icarus, racked with guilt over Pythagoras, and his father, help Jason and friends escape (via wax-wings, as in the Original Myth).
Daedalus and Icarus

Pythagoras finally forgives him, kissing him. Later, they join Jason on his journey to Colchis.


Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Icarus

In Greek mythology, Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Often depicted in art, Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. Icarus' father warns him first of complacency and then of hubris, asking that he fly neither too low nor too high, because the sea's dampness would clog his wings or the sun's heat would melt them. Icarus ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned.


  • He and Pythagoras are very fond of hugging.