Talos invented the saw after seeing a fish's jawbone. Daedalus was so jealous of the invention that he tried to murder him, but Athena intervened and turned Talos/Perdix into a partridge to save his life.
According to a version of Apollodorus, Daedalus was successful in killing Talos/Perdix and, as punishment, was exiled to the court of Minos: "After the corpse was discovered, Daedalus was tried...and went into exile at the court of Minos."
In some sources, Talos and Perdix appear to name the same person.
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