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A Giant with a hundred eyes. (Possibly many more, but pupils to count the pupils were thin on the ground.)

HERA employed ARGUS Security, Inc. to keep an eye on IO, whom hubby ZEUS was chasing, having turned her into a cow to avoid detection. HERA had already hidden IO in a herd, but she wasn't taking any chances.

ARGUS was the perfect security guard as some of his eyes never slept. That was until ZEUS bribed HERMES to play soothing lift muzak on his lilting lyre.

ARGUS was lulled into 100 percent doze mode. He never even got to forty winks as HERMES cut his head off and then cut IO from the herd.

HERA was most upset when she found the head and in a rare moment of compassion donated the eyes to be used in peacock's tails. Could somebody please do a count?

ARGUS also had a surname 'Panoptes' (He who sees all) which was given to him to avoid confusion with lots of other characters called Argos, and also the Argonauts.

Before his untimely end, ARGUS went into the fight business. He had already killed a very tough ravaging bull and ECHIDNA, although he had to hit her when she wasn't looking.

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Article last updated on 12 February 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Name : ARGUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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