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Talos

Τάλως).


1.

(See Perdix.)


2.

A brazen man, the work of Hephaestus, and given by Zeus to Minos, king of Crete, to watch that island, which he did by walking about it three times every day. When strangers approached he heated himself red hot and then embraced them, or, according to another version, threw showers of stones upon them. He had one vein in his body through which his blood ran and was stopped by a nail or plug in his foot. This plug Medea drew out by magic, and he bled to death (Apollod. i.9.26; Ap. Rh. iv. 1638; Schol. ad Plato Rep. 425).

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