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Argus

Argus the "all seeing" spent a lot of dough on contact solution. Why? Well, he had a hundred eyes—all over his body. Things didn't end well for this guy. See, Zeus had transformed his nymph-love Io into a cow to hide her from Hera. The queen wasn't fooled, though, and she hired Argus to watch over the cow. Even with all those eyes, Argus proved to be a pretty bad watchman. Zeus sent Hermes to check out the scene. The messenger god put the giant to sleep by playing the lyre, and then it was off with Argus' head. What a way to go.

Basic Information

NameArgus
NicknameArgus Panoptes
Argos
The All Seeing
That dude with the eyes all over his body
SexMale
Current cityUnderworld

Work & Education

OccupationMonster Slayer
Servant of Hera
Watchman
EducationHera's School of Doing What She Says

Beliefs

Political viewsHera should kick Zeus to the curb

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ChildrenNone
FriendsHera (People talk a lot of junk about her, but my mistress always stood by me.)

Relationships

Relationship statusSingle

Favorites

Quotations"Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant."
– Yiddish Proverb

"Every breath you take
And every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
I'll be watching you"
– The Police (yeah, it's creepy, I know)

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants."
– Isaac Newton

"Gigantic! Gigantic! Gigantic! A big big love!"
– The Pixies

"Getting your head chopped off while you're sleeping majorly sucks."
– Argus
BooksRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (Life really is this absurd.)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Beowulf (Beowulf isn't the only monster slayer around—I totally took out Echidna.)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" by Emily Dickinson
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (I wish I could've survived having my head cut off like the Green Knight.)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
"Lullaby" by W.H. Auden (Much better than the lullaby Hermes played to put me to sleep.)
MusicThese Eyes by The Guess Who
Wide Awake by Katy Perry (I wish I'd been wide awake right before Hermes cut my head off. Blah.)
The Argus by Ween (Kind of my theme song.)
I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff
Every Breath You Take by The Police (I'm always watching everybody since I'm covered with eyes.)
Gigantic by The Pixies (Yeah, this song is on every giant's fave playlist.)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by The Platters (It really sucks when this happens to me. My whole body cries.)
The Outsider by Argus (When this band hit the scene, everybody kept asking me if I'd released an album, so I had to check them out.)
MoviesThe Avengers (I could totally be one of these guys.)
The Watch
City Slickers (A film that proves that herding cattle is harder than it looks.)
King Kong
Watchmen
The Iron Giant
Godzilla
Jack the Giant Killer (Though I do find this subject matter disturbing.)
TV ShowsLand of the Giants
Hell on Wheels
The Wire

Activities & Interests

LikesCheeseburgers
Andre the Giant
The Jolly Green Giant
Lens Crafters
ActivitiesSlaying monsters
Guarding young girls who've been turned into cows
InterestsGigantism
Optometry
GroupsThe Federation of Giants
We're Not Monsters
Andre the Giant Fan Club
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