Mythic Creatures That Never Existed But People Believed In Anyway
Greek mythology has given to the world some of the most epic heroes, gods, and creatures, and Talos is no doubt one such case. The huge bronze giant supposedly lived in Crete where he supervised and protected a woman named Europa (from whom the continent of Europe got its name) from pirates and invaders. For that reason Talos patrolled the island s shores three times every day while in some other stories Talos takes the form of a bronze bull. The ancient Greeks also believed that Talos had a bronze body simply because he was the only living survivor from the Bronze Age and was blessed or cursed to carry his heredity in a way that couldn t go unnoticed.