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Greek Gods and Goddess: Telchines

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Introduction to Telchines

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Telchines and the myths and legends surrounding Telchines, Telchines relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Telchines

(Fish children), their parents vary depending on the source, Pontus & Gaia, Tartarus & Nemesis, Thalassa & Pontus, and the blood of Uranus & the Furies (Erinyes.) they were considered excellent at metal working, credited with forging Poseidon's trident and sickle of Cronus (or Chronos-Chronus, the primal father of time.) they were also associated with the upbringing of both Poseidon, and Zeus. However, all is not as it seems, of their several abilities it seems, they had the power to bring, rain, hailstorms, and snow and assume any shape they pleased, and produce substances poisonous to living things, especially Stygian water and sulphur. Stygian water is connected to the river of Hell called Styx- Stix, which among other things is known as the river in which the wrathful and sullen were drowned in the muddy waters for eternity; thus, stygian signified anything murky, dark or dismal, as such, what it really signifies is Stagnant, thus poisonous water. As for sulphur, as sulphuric acid, and how deadly it was, it was definitely known to the Sumerians, and was known as Vitriol by the Greeks. Thus, the Telchines were representative of water, and any form, or shape, it might assume, whether, as rain, frost, snow, hail; drinkable, or poisonous. Telchines, were described as having the head and face of a dog, with fins and a serpent's body.

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