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Who is the giant with 100 eyes in Greek Mythology?

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June 05, 2011 12:27PM

Argus Panoptes: In Greek mythology, brother to the nymph Io, Argus was a giant with a hundred eyes. His great service to the Olympian pantheon was to slay the chthonic serpent-legged monster Echidna as she slept in her cave. He then had to guard a white heifer from the god Zeus, but in reality the heifer was Io, whom Zeus wanted to couple with. Zeus had Argus slain by the god Hermes, and his hundred eyes were preserved in the peacock's tail forever.