Argos

Also known as Argus, Panopes

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  • Greek Greek (culture)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)

The Giant of a thousand eyes in ancient Greek mythology.

Also known as Panopes meaning ‘He Who Sees Everything’. Argos always had it least one eye open even during sleep as its eyes would sequentially open and close. When Zeus had an affair with a Nymph called Lo, Lo was captured by the jealous wife Hera. Argos was ordered to guard Io. Zeus then sent Hermes to rescue the Nymph. When he encountered Argos he lulled him to sleep with his lute and then cut off his head. Hera on seeing this then collected the eyes of Argos and put them in the tail of a peacock.

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