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''"The battle has angered the [[Gods|gods]]! They have sent [[Hera|Hera's]] giant, Argos, to slay us!"''- [[Spartan]] soldier
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[[File:Arguz.jpg|thumb|250px|Argos]]
 
'''Argos''' (Argus) was a powerful giant and servant of [[Hera]].
   
'''Argos''' (Argus) was a powerful giant and servant of Hera.[[File:Arguz.jpg|thumb|166px|Argos.]]
 
 
==Greek Mythology==
 
==Greek Mythology==
In [[wikipedia:Greek mythology|Greek mythology]], Argus Panoptes (Ἄργος Πανόπτης) or '''Argos''' was a primordial giant, guardian of Io and son of Alester. He was also called "all-seeing" and because of that was described as multi-eyed, strong creature, whose eyes would never sleep. He was Hera's servant, and his greatest servitude to Olympus was the slaying of Echidna. Later, he was tasked by Hera to guard the heifer-nymph Io from being taken by Zeus. However, Zeus asked Hermes to slay Argos, and he succeeded, putting the giant to sleep with his charms and killing him using a stone.
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In [[wikipedia:Greek mythology|Greek mythology]], [[wikipedia:Argus Panoptes|Argus Panoptes]] is a 100 eyed giant (Ἄργος Πανόπτης) or '''Argos''' was a primordial giant, guardian of Io and son of Alester. He was also called "all-seeing" and because of that was described as multi-eyed, strong creature, whose eyes would never sleep. He was Hera's servant, and his greatest servitude to [[Olympus]] was the slaying of Echidna. Later, [[Zeus]] brought a nymph named Io to Olympus, but because of [[Hera]]'s jealousy, he disguised her as a beautiful whitecow. But Hera was not fooled, and she tied Io to a pole with Argos guarding the cow. However, Zeus asked [[Hermes]] to slay Argos, and he succeeded, by putting the giant to sleep with his music. After Io was freed, a distraught Hera sent a gadfly to chase Io out of Greece. Io traveled to Egypt, where she is attributed with becoming a goddess and birthing a Pharaoh. Hera then removed all but two of Argos' eyes and placed them on the tail feathers of the peacock, Hera's favorite bird.
   
==In God of War: Betrayal==
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==God of War Series==
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===[[God of War: Betrayal]]===
Argos, a giant with multiple eyes, is a pet of Hera and the main opponent of [[Kratos]] in God of War: Betrayal.
 
He was sent by the gods to stop the new God of War, because his aid to the Spartan army brought an end to balance in Greece.
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Argos, was sent by the gods to stop [[Kratos]], the new [[God of War (God)|God of War]], because he and his Spartan army sought to bring an end to balance in [[Greece]]. Kratos fought him on several occasions, but Argos always escaped. Later, during their final fight, Argos fell into a sewer, where he was slain by an unknown [[assassin]], in order for Kratos to be blamed for its murder and the siege in the city.
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Kratos fights him on several occasions during the game, but Argos always escapes. Later, during their fight, Argos fell into a sewer, where he was slain by an unknown [[assassin]], so Kratos would be blamed for disobedience to the gods.
 
==In God of War III==
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===[[God of War III]]===
Argos was set to appear as an enemy in the game. The monster designed for the was completed but was cut [[File:22-150x150.jpg|thumb|Argos as he was set to look.]]since he did not fit in the story.
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[[File:22-150x150.jpg|thumb|Argos as he was set to look.]]
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Argos was set to appear as an enemy in the game. The monster designed for the game was completed but was cut since he did not fit in the story.
   
 
==Powers and Abilities==
 
==Powers and Abilities==
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* '''Superhuman Strength: '''Argos is a very slow but powerful brute.
Argos is a very slow, but powerful brute, and has an ability to jump to great distances. Sporting many eyes across his massive body, he even has one right inside his mouth.
 
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* '''Super Leaping: '''He also has an ability to jump to great distances.
 
* '''Superhuman Vision:''' Sporting many eyes across his massive body, he even has one right inside his mouth.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* According to some myths, when he was killed Hera took his eyes and placed them on the tail-feathers of the peacock, her sacred bird, to commemorate his services.
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*According to some myths, when he was killed Hera took his eyes and placed them on the tail-feathers of the peacock, her sacred bird, to commemorate his services.
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*Argos is also the name of a city-state in [[Greece]], famous for being the birthplace of [[Perseus]].
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==Gallery==
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==Related Pages==
 
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Latest revision as of 20:35, 8 September 2019

The battle has angered the gods! They have sent Hera's giant, Argos, to slay us!

Spartan soldier

Argos

Argos (Argus) was a powerful giant and servant of Hera.

Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes is a 100 eyed giant (Ἄργος Πανόπτης) or Argos was a primordial giant, guardian of Io and son of Alester. He was also called "all-seeing" and because of that was described as multi-eyed, strong creature, whose eyes would never sleep. He was Hera's servant, and his greatest servitude to Olympus was the slaying of Echidna. Later, Zeus brought a nymph named Io to Olympus, but because of Hera's jealousy, he disguised her as a beautiful whitecow. But Hera was not fooled, and she tied Io to a pole with Argos guarding the cow. However, Zeus asked Hermes to slay Argos, and he succeeded, by putting the giant to sleep with his music. After Io was freed, a distraught Hera sent a gadfly to chase Io out of Greece. Io traveled to Egypt, where she is attributed with becoming a goddess and birthing a Pharaoh. Hera then removed all but two of Argos' eyes and placed them on the tail feathers of the peacock, Hera's favorite bird.

God of War Series

God of War: Betrayal

Argos, was sent by the gods to stop Kratos, the new God of War, because he and his Spartan army sought to bring an end to balance in Greece. Kratos fought him on several occasions, but Argos always escaped. Later, during their final fight, Argos fell into a sewer, where he was slain by an unknown assassin, in order for Kratos to be blamed for its murder and the siege in the city.

God of War III

Argos as he was set to look.

Argos was set to appear as an enemy in the game. The monster designed for the game was completed but was cut since he did not fit in the story.

Powers and Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength: Argos is a very slow but powerful brute.
  • Super Leaping: He also has an ability to jump to great distances.
  • Superhuman Vision: Sporting many eyes across his massive body, he even has one right inside his mouth.

Trivia

  • According to some myths, when he was killed Hera took his eyes and placed them on the tail-feathers of the peacock, her sacred bird, to commemorate his services.
  • Argos is also the name of a city-state in Greece, famous for being the birthplace of Perseus.

Gallery

Related Pages

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