Alternative parentage: Rhea; Anchiale, a nymph.
One of the Dactyls, gods of metallurgy.
They were dameons from Mount Ida, of Phrygian, or were of Cretan origin.[H45]
They were born out of the earth (Gaea) when Rhea dug her fingers into
the ground as she gave birth to Zeus.
They were sometimes confounded or identified with the Curetes, the
Cabeiri, the Corybantes and the Telchines.