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Mythic S1 • E25

The Greek myth of Talos, the first robot - Adrienne Mayor

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Published on Oct 24, 2019

Get to know the myth of Talos, a robot powered by ichor and created by Hephaestus to defend the island kingdom of Crete from intruders.

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Hephaestus, god of technology, was hard at work on his most ingenious invention yet. He was creating a new defense system for King Minos, who wanted fewer intruders on his island kingdom of Crete. But mortal guards and ordinary weapons wouldn’t suffice, so the visionary god devised an indomitable new defender. Adrienna Mayor dives into the myth of Talos: the first robot.

Lesson by Adrienne Mayor, directed by Cabong Studios.

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