Io PhotosLove Cloud
When you make Zeus a cloud, the whole thing looks a little more romantic. [Jupiter and Io by Antonio Allegri da Correggio, 1530]
Zeus Gets Busted
When Hera busted in on Zeus and me, Zeus transformed me into a cow and was all like, "Nope, no nubile nymph here. Just chillin' with a bovine." Pretty slick, Zeus, but not slick enough to fool Hera. Unfortunately. [Jupiter and Io by Ambrogio Figino, 1599]
Bed Time for Argus
When Hera set the giant, Argus Panoptes, to guard me (the heifer-formerly-known-as-Io), Zeus sent Hermes to the rescue. Argus may be an awesome watchman, but he's no match for Hermes's sweet, sleepy music. [Argus, Mercury, and Io by Jacob van Campen, ca. 1630-1640]
To Kill, or Not to Kill?
After Hermes put my prison-guard to sleep, he had to decide whether he should let sleeping giants lie... or die. Spoiler alert: he chooses die. [Story of Mercury and Argos by Diego Velazquez, 1659]