Man of Brass
(The). Talos, the work of Hephæstos (Vulcan). He
traversed Crete to prevent strangers from setting foot on the island,
and threw rocks at the Argonauts to prevent their landing. Talos used
to make himself red-hot, and hug intruders to death.
That portentous Man of Brass
Hephæstos made in days of yore,
Who stalked about the Cretan shore ...
And threw stones at the Argonauts
Longfellow: The Wayside Inn.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Man of Brass from Infoplease:
- Man of Brass - Man of Brass (The). Talos, the work of Hephæstos (Vulcan). He traversed Crete to prevent ...
- Talos: meaning and definitions - Talos: Definition and Pronunciation
- Talus - Talus Sir Artegal's iron man. Spenser, in his Faërie Queene, makes Talus run continually ...
- Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: M - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "M"
24 X 7
||24 x 7 Tutor Availability
||Unlimited Online Tutoring