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Talos

Τάλως).

1. A son of Perdix, the sister of Daedalus. He himself was a disciple of Daedalus, and is said to have invented several instruments used in the mechanical arts; but Daedalus incensed by envy thrust him down the rock of the Acropolis at Athens. The Athenians worshipped him as a hero. (Apollod. 3.15.9; Diod. 4.76; Schol. ad Eur. Orest. 1643 ; Lucian, Pisc. 42.) Pausanias (1.21.6, 26.5, 7.4.5) calls him Calos, and states that he was buried on the road leading from the theatre to the Acropolis. polis. Hyginus (Fab. 39, 274) and Ovid (Ov. Met. 8.255; comp. Serv. ad Virg. Georg. 1.143, Aen. 5.14) call him Perdix, which, according to the common tradition, was the name of his father.

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