Did you know that the first instance of robots in ancient Greek literature—possibly in any literature, so far as I know (little)—is in Homer’s The Iliad?
It’s in Book 18, when Achilles mother Thetis petitions the god of fire and work Hephaestus to make her son a set of divine arms.
Here is the quotation:
“At once he was helped along by female servants made of gold, who moved to him. They look like living servant girls, possessing minds, hearts with intelligence, vocal chords, and strength. They learned to work from the immortal gods.”