Pliny, Natural History vii. 56,197
Hesiod says that those who are called the Idaean Daktyls taught the smelting and tempering of iron in Crete.
Clement, Stromateis i. 16.75
Kelmis, again, and Damnameneus, the first of the Idaean Daktyls, discovered iron in Cyprus; but bronze smelting was discovered by Delas, another Idaean, though Hesiod calls him Skythes [or perhaps "a Skythian"].