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  Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica.  1922.
 
Hesiod
The Idaean Dactyls
 
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  HESIOD says that those who are called the Idaean Dactyls taught the smelting and tempering of iron in Crete.
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  Celmis, again, and Damnameneus, the first of the Idaean Dactyls, discovered iron in Cyprus; but bronze-smelting was discovered by Delas, another Idaean, though Hesiod calls him Scythes. 1  2
 
Note 1. Or perhaps “a Scythian.” [back]
 
 
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