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Telchines

[tel-kahy-neez]
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plural noun Classical Mythology.
  1. nine dog-headed monsters, inhabiting the sea, who as great artisans crafted the sickle of Cronus and the trident of Poseidon.
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  • Like the Curetes and Telchines they are mythical types of prehistoric workmen and architects, and as such the objects of worship.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8

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  • After the Telchines, the Heliadæ136 were said, according to fabulous accounts, to have occupied the island.


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