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10 Facts About Telchines
The Telchines were described to have stings and being rough as the echinoid and thus, their names teliochinous that is “having a poisonous telos like an echinoid”.
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Telchines were said to have invented useful arts and institutions which were useful to mankind and to have made images of the gods.
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The Telchines were associated and sometimes confused with the Cyclopes, Dactyls, and Curetes.
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Telchines were entrusted by Rhea with the upbringing of Poseidon, which they accomplished with the aid of Capheira, one of Oceanus' daughters.
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In rare accounts, the Telchines were originally the dogs of Actaeon, who were changed into men.
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