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Telchines, the evil eyed demons

Last update: 2014-06-05

Family of the Telchines

The Telchines were the sons of the Sea and the Pontus and they were known for raising Poseidon with the help of their sister Alia and the daughter of Oceanus Kafeira.
Concerning their origin, some people believed that they were actually the dogs of Actaeon, which were transformed into demons once they devoured their master. Others believe that they were the sons of Nemesis and Tartarus.