Fallen Aviators Monument in Athens, Greece

A roundabout in Athens features a striking centerpiece. There, drivers will spot a sculpture showing a male metal figure with sharp wings, his shoulder colliding with a pyramid. He looks as though he’s just dropped from the sky as the result of a nasty fall.

Many rumors have circulated about the artwork. Though some believe the image represents a fallen angel or even Lucifer himself, it actually depicts the legendary Icarus, who is famous for flying too close to the sun and suffering the...

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