A. 2 Oct 6, 1996Talos – Myth versus Movie. The characterization of Talos’ in “Jason and the Argonauts” is portrayed verydifferent in the myth and the movie. One major contrast was that Talos was thelast Bronze person in the myth. In the movie, Talos was lifeless untilHercules broke into Talos’s chamber and stole a hairpin.
However, in the myth,he was awake and ready to take on Jason and the Argonauts. The film had Talospicking up the ship, Argo, and throwing it in a violent way, but in the myth itsays he hurls a crag at the Argo. In the original legend, Hercules, one of theArgonauts, did not fight against Talos, but in the movie, Hercules is there tohelp. Hercules then leaves Jason and the Argonauts to look for a friend thatwas killed in the fight. The true story had Hercules leaving long before this,on the first Island, to look for a long lost friend. The motion picture alteredmany of the actions in the myth, don’t you think this added to the excitementof the film?