In 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.
In 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. 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 IIIArgos was set to appear as an enemy in the game. The monster designed for the was completed but was cut since he did not fit in the story.
Powers and Abilities
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.
- 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.