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Argus Sightings

  • Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus 700BC - 600BC

    This tragedy puts an original twist on the myth: Argus transforms into the gadfly after he's killed and gets the pleasure of stinging Io.

  • Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    Argus loses his head when he gets caught up the marital disputes of Zeus and Hera in Ovid's old classic.

  • The Library by Apollodorus 100 - 199

    Get the lowdown on all of Argus' pre-Io heroic deeds in this ancient text.

  • God of War: Betrayal 2007

    A particularly nasty looking version of the many-eyed Argus tries to destroy Kratos in this hack-and-slash video game.

  • Percy Jackson/Last Olympians Series by Rick Riordan 2005

    Argus is the security guard of Camp Halfblood and blinks his baby blues in several of the books in this series.

  • Marvel Comics 2008

    The eye-covered Argus pops up in Marvel's Hercules comics to duke it out with the hero of heroes at Hera's bidding.

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