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Click, Energy, and Fall: A GREEK MYTHOLOGY CLASSIC The Tale ofIcarus agreck legend of how the hero fell These wings wil take me away from this place and to freedom" PENTRACONS PUBLISHING content I. the tale of icarus; of how it was not ego that caused him to fly too close, but the insatiable human need to reach up and dance among the galaxies II. the fullmetal alchemists tale; of how it was not pride that caused him to challenge the sun, but the simple wish to hear his mother's voice once more III. lessons learned; of how the overhelming, short feeling of soaring through the sky, touching the clouds and tasting freedom was worth the fall and a lesson learned With melting wax and loosened strings Sunk hapless Icarus on unfaithful wings; Headlong he rushed through the affrighted air, With limbs distorted and dishevelled hair; His scattered plumage danced upon the wave, And sorrowing Nereids decked his watery grave; O'er his pale corse their pearly sca-lowers shed, And strewed with crimson moss his marble bed; Struck in their coral towers the passing bell, And wide in ocean tolled his cchoing knel1 the tale of icarus "We're free and we're flying, we 're flying with the birds." Daedalus, father ofthe Acgean sca Icarus, fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. They were meant to help the two escape from the isle Crete, where both were imprisoned by King Minos tried his wings first, but before taking off from the island, warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of glinting beautifully far below them, young Icarus got overwhelmed by the thrill of flying. He did not heed his fathers warning, and flew too close to the sun whereupon the wax in his wings melted and he fell Daedalus into the sea There stilI stands a small promontory jutting out into the Aegean Sea where the body of the fallen boy was found, nami the island and the sea around it after rock The Fall of Icarus And so Icarus longed for the sun, and Daedalus lost his." ng light. When they were gliding across the fallen Icarus the brilliant blue sky, the sun shining above them and he fullmetal alchemists ta le "Keep moving forward. You're strong enough to make your own path." body, Alphonse v a n is h e d completely newly formed being they hoped their mother would be was not even human and had died shortly after showing signs of life. Ed quickly bandaged wounds and hastily performed transmutation that he hoped would bring his brother back drawing a Blood Rune on an empty vintage se while had hen Ed's and Al's mother died, both didn't know how to go on and were refusing to waitfor their estranged father's return. They decided to revive her with alchemy, despite the fact that Human Transmutation has always 1 S been forbidden However, transmutation failed and the boys were deconstructed and consumed by the unleashed energy Ed had his left leg Equivale n t Exchange; "In order to obtain or create both to him, something, omething of equal value must be lost or t of armor destroyed. stripped from his lessons learned "Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you." lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain anything without sacrificing something else in return. But once you have overcome it and made it your own you will gain an irreplaceable fullmetal heart. t's an m portant lhe myth 1S also linked to the Sun as a symbol of the highest Form (Idea of God). Therefore, Icarus has flown too high. He tried to become wiser than God a chi cvin g Knowledge and was punished. lesson in humility, and the wisdom of living within your lim its. The myth seems to be saying that instead of wanting something extraordinary (such flying, bringing back the dead) we should learn to be happy with what we already have whilst as or Follow our dreams, follow the appetite for life, rushintothe unknown but heed warnings 0 moderation. The danger in lying "too high" or in flying "too low" are advocations for one to respect one's limits and to act accordingly danger We cannot change what we are given in life, but we can respond to it in a positive and balanced wajy <p><a href="http://pentragons.tumblr.com/post/118477200787/get-to-know-me-favorite-quote-fmab-click" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">pentragons</a>:</p> <blockquote><blockquote> ↳ <b><small><a href="http://pentragons.tumblr.com/tagged/*m%253Agtkm" target="_blank">get to know me:</a></small></b><small> <i>favorite quote</i> → fma:b (click images for larger size!)<br/></small><small>“Alchemists are scientists. We don’t believe in unprovable concepts like ‘God.’ We strive to uncover the principles of creation in the matter of this world, to pursue truth. It’s ironic that we scientist who don’t believe in God are in a sense the closest things to Him. It’s like<i><b> that myth about the hero</b></i>. He made wings out of wax so he could fly, but when he got too close to the sun - to God - the wax melted and he crashed to the ground.”</small></blockquote></blockquote>

pentragons: ↳ get to know me: favorite quote → fma:b (click images for larger size!)“Alchemists are scientists. We don’t believe in unpro...