Each day the Sun God SHAMASH tempts ICARUS to fly towards the sun. Shamash wants to send the sun to the underworld so he can finally live in darkness. He is exhausted from his daily arc across the sky. He can’t stand to see the world in such a clear and burning light.
He has chosen Icarus to fall in love with him because Icarus' father is the famous inventor Daedalus. He knows that with the help of Daedalus, Icarus can build a device to join Shamash if he is driven mad enough by passion. Shamash has no regard for humans because of the things he has seen them be capable of during his daily arc across the sky.
The sun’s rays begin to tantalize the body of Icarus.
Eventually, Icarus is completely enamored with the Sun. Icarus feels he has no option but to fly to join it. Icarus constructs his wings.
Icarus begins his ascent towards the sun. As Icarus nears Shamash, he opens his mouth wider and wider to let Shamash, the Sun God inside him. As Shamash watches Icarus fly toward him, he is overcome with love for Icarus. In watching Icarus grow madly in love with him, he finds an emptiness in himself and realizes that he has never been loved before.
In their moment of union, Shamash gives himself to Icarus fully.
The wings of Icarus are melted.
Shamash is lodged inside the body of Icarus.
Icarus sinks into the ocean.