Argus är´gəs [key] or Argos är´gŏs, –gəs [key], in Greek mythology.
1 Many-eyed monster, also called Panoptes. He guarded Io after she had been changed into a heifer. After Hermes slew the monster, Hera took his eyes and placed them in the tail of her bird, the peacock. 2 Builder of the Argo . He built the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts (of which he was one) sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece.
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