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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a man of brass made by Hephaestus for Minos as a guardian of Crete.
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Historical Examples of talos

  • Talos, like all the invulnerable men of legend, had his one weak point.

    Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • So Talos, for all his frame of bronze, yielded the victory to the might of Medea the sorceress.

    The Argonautica

    Apollonius Rhodius

  • At Crete the brazen Talos, who would not permit them to land, was killed by the Dioscuri.

British Dictionary definitions for talos


  1. Greek myth the nephew and apprentice of Daedalus, who surpassed his uncle as an inventor and was killed by him out of jealousy
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