| Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica. 1922.|
|The Idaean Dactyls|
1. HESIOD says that those who are called the Idaean Dactyls taught the smelting and tempering of iron in Crete.
| 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|