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TELCHINES
Also known as TELKHINES

Nine mysterious trickster creatures

Whatever they were, there were nine of them and they came from the sea. They had dog heads and sealion bodies when they weren't busy shape-changing into something else.

They roamed around Rhodes or Crete and could kill anything with a poison look, so protection was not a problem and they could spend all their time gamboling around indulging in silly pranks and tomfoolery.

They upset ZEUS by messing with the weather and POSEIDON tried to flood them out which is a bit silly for things that can swim. They just moved on and can pop up almost anywhere from time to time causing havoc in coastal areas.

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Article last updated on 03 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT TELCHINES : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TELCHINES
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : TELKHINES
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