That which does not kill me should--run. - That was certainly true for the Armstrongs during the "Riding Times!" The Armstrongs are said to have a legend of descent from a Danish Viking. Not sure if it's true or not - either way, this saying still fits!
In Greek mythology, Talos (pron.: /ˈtɑːlɵs/; Greek: Τάλως, Talōs) or Talon (pron.: /ˈtɑːlɵn/; Greek: Τάλων, Talōn) was a giant man of bronze who protected Europa in Crete from pirates and invaders by circling the island's shores three times daily while guarding it.