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The Death of Minos

When Daedalus escaped from Crete, using the wings that he had constructed, he flew to Sicily and lived among the Sicilians. Minos searched for him with his fleet. When he reached Sicily, Minos visited King Cocalus, who was hiding Daedalus, and demanded that he give Daedalus to him. Cocalus and Daedalus trapped King Minos and scalded him in boiling water. Cocalus returned the corpse to the Cretans, saying that his death was an accident. The Cretans built a tomb in Sicily for Minos. Today there is a city called Minoa, and several other cities in Sicily originally built by Cretans. Zeus made Minos a judge of the dead, together with his brother Radamanthis and his enemy Aeacus.