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Nymphs - Io vs. Hera

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Io vs. Hera

Case Description: Complainant (Io) accuses Defendant (Hera) of harassment. When Hera caught Zeus playing hanky panky with the naiad, Io, Zeus transformed the nymph into a white cow to hide her. Hera wasn't fooled, though, and had Io guarded by Argus Panoptes, the many-eyed giant, and later had her harassed all around the world by a stinging gadfly.

Case Status: Case dismissed. Zeus eventually came to Io in Egypt, transforming her back into a nymph and putting an end to Hera's harassment.

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