Telkhine Wikipedia Entry

May 14th, 2009 by Brian Leave a reply »

I’m reading through The Last Olympian and I decided to see if I could find a picture of a telkhine, one of the water monsters.

When I went to the Wikipedia article, it had some funny style/wording errors (and a little bit of bias from Atlantis).

Research suggests they were the original gods of Rhodes, before the advent of Greek monoculture. In the classical records of the post-catastrophe period…

No citations needed, I guess. Just trust that they’re right. They did research. They say they did. But where?

Clearly, the Telchines apparently lost one of the titanomachias. Alternatively, there were nine Telchines, children of Thalassa and Pontus. They had flippers instead of hands and dogs’ heads; they were known as fish children.

Is it clear? Apparent? And I don’t think “alternatively” is the transition word you’re looking for.

They were skilled metal workers in brass and iron, and made a trident for Poseidon and a Sickle for Cronus, both ceremonial weapons. It is this ability to cast metal that would make them appear magical to early societies, and may have been a real, but advanced race of people.

Sickle: so important, you can’t help but capitalize it. You also probably want to cite some sources when claiming water monsters are actually an advanced ancient culture from Atlantis.

Here’s the original article. I hope someone makes some edits.


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