Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Icarus. Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Daedalus had been imprisoned by King Minos of Crete within the walls of his own invention, the Labyrinth. But the great craftsmans genius would not suffer captivity.
Subsequently, question is, why does the poem allude to Icarus and Daedalus? Bradburys allusion to the story of Daedalus and Icarus represents the connection to Montag and his dangerous longing for more freedom and knowledge. Both are locked within certain confines. Both Icarus and Montag are warned. Both ignore their warnings and make mistakes because of their pride.
Correspondingly, how is Montag like Icarus?
Beatty compares Montag to Icarus. Icarus was the son of Daedulus, a great craftsman who made Icarus wings that would allow him to fly. Well, said Beatty, now you did it. Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that hes burnt his damn wings, he wonders why.
What God did Icarus offend?
Queen Pasiphae of Crete had given birth to the Minotaur after he husband, King Minos, offended the sea god Poseidon.