Talos was a giant bronze man in Greek mythology, who protected Europa in Crete from pirates. According to one version, Talos was forged by the blacksmith god, Hephaestus, who gifted him to King Minos of Crete. Talos had a single vein, through which ichor, the divine blood of the Olympians, flowed. This vein was plugged by just one bronze nail. When Jason and the Argonauts reached Crete after having retrieved the Golden Fleece, they came across Talos, who started hurling giant rocks against the ship, being the guardian of the island. Medea, who was on board, managed to trick Talos and removed the nail that plugged Talos' vein; the ichor ran out, and Talos died.
Talos Is also called Talon.