ARGUS , in
See also:ancient Greek
See also:mythology, the son of Inachus, Agenor or Arestor, or, according to others, an
See also:born hero (autochthon) . He was called Panoptes (all-seeing), from having eyes all over his
See also:body . After performing several feats of valour, he was appointed by
See also:Hera to
See also:watch the cow into which Io had been transformed . While doing this he was slain by Hermes, who stoned him to
See also:death, or put him to sleep by playing on the
See also:flute and then cut off his
See also:head . His eyes were transferred by Hera to the tail of the
See also:peacock . Argus with his countless eyes originally denoted the starry heavens (
See also:Apollodorus ii . 1;
See also:Aeschylus, P . V . 569; Ovid, Metam. i . 264) . Another ARGUS, the old
See also:dog of Odysseus, who recognized his
See also:master on his return to Ithaca, figures in one of the best-known incidents in
See also:Homer's Odyssey (xvii . 291-326) .
EARLS AND DUKES OF ARGYLL
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