Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek fabulous creature

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.

Telchines Facts and Figures

Name: Telchines
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Telkhines

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3061

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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