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GREEK MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES
In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes or Argos, guardian of the heifer-nymph
Io and son of Arestor, was a primordial giant whose epithet "Panoptes", "all-seeing",
led to his being described with multiple, often one hundred, eyes.
The epithet Panoptes was applied to the Titan of the Sun, Helios, and was taken up as an epithet by Zeus, Zeus Panoptes.
"In a way," Walter Burkert observes, "the power and order of Argos the city are embodied in Argos the neatherd, lord of the herd and lord of the land, whose name itself is the name of the land."