Greek - The original inhabitants of Rhodes. Or, some say, Crete. Children of Thalassa, some say. These people, who were said to be skilled both in magic and in the arts of metalwork, abandoned the island before Deucalion's flood. They were said to use their magic powers for evil purposes and Zeus came to hate them. Some say that Zeus, or Poseidon, drowned them all in the flood but others say that they were expelled by the sons of Helius and Rhodes. In some accounts they are described as being like dogs with fins instead of feet and are said to have raised the infant Poseidon. Occasionally called Telchines, Telchins or Telchins.

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