Without wings, she couldn't return to the sky. Stupid Icarus.
It's kind of trivial. I was just re-reading a book of Greek myths, and I wondered if Daedalus plucked the flight feathers from live birds or did he collect fallen feathers? And then, I had to name Icarus instead of his father, because the story's not known for being connected to him. Oh, and I guess my title's a double entendre.