Talos statues are enemies primarily posing as statues, before they attack.
In Greek mythology, Talos was a massive giant of bronze, whose only weakness was a pin in his ankle that held his veins shut. The sorceress Medea, with the aid of Jason, would eventually remove this pin, causing Talos to bleed to death.
In God of War III
In God of War III, Talos are large stone men who wielded giant hammers. They often hide in plain sight as statues or parts of the scenery, becoming a threat only when activated. They were created by the Gods for the sole purpose of killing Kratos. Talos are incredibly strong, but very slow. If Kratos weakens these foes enough, he can use their hammer to destroy them. Kratos encounters the Stone Talos when he first visits the pit of Tartarus, after he meets Hephaestus, on Cronos and in the Garden of Olympus. Later on, Kratos will encounter an even stronger version of these foes, known as a Bronze Talos.
- During the battle, Stone Taloses loses pieces of their body, especially their legs and head, as it misses several pieces as Kratos finish them with his hammer.
- They replace the Juggernauts from God of War II as they take damage on similar way before an O appears above their heads.
- In Greek Mythology, the original Talos was forged by Hephaestus to protect the island of Crete from invaders. Curiosly, in God of War III, the first Taloses were found right before this god and right after him along the way, implying that he was their master and they were placed there to protect his cave.
- When charging for an attack, Stone Taloses can be heard yelling "Die!" The same thing can be heard from their bronze counterparts.