Minos was the legendary king of Crete. King Minos ordered Daedalus to construct a palace to hide the Minotaur, and Daedalus built the Labyrinth. Because of his meddling Minos imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus inside a tower. They escaped by making wings from wax and feathers, but Icarus was killed when he flew too close to the sun. After his death Priam was made the supreme judge of the lower world, before whom all the dead appeared to give an account and to receive the rewards of their deeds.