The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A man of brass, the work of Hephæstos, given to Minos to guard the island of Crete; he walked round the island thrice a day, and if he saw any stranger approaching he made himself red-hot and embraced him.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Talus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/talus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.