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Daily Question # 462 January 30, 2010

Posted by Chandrakant in Uncategorized.
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What  happened  to  his  eyes ?

Quoting  Kaushik  Saha ,

“He is Argus, the giant with a hundred eyes. According to Ovid, to commemorate her faithful watchman, Hera had the hundred eyes of Argus preserved forever, in a peacock’s tail” . Check  other  comments  for  interesting  details .

Cracked  by  Kashyap , Ajay Parasuraman , Anil Raghavan , Anjay , Kaushik Saha , Balakrishnan , Rajith Ravi , Dr Vijaynath V , Rithwik , Deepthi Mani , Yadhu , Manu Sathian , Subin  and  Max .

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1. Kashyap - January 30, 2010

Here’s the interesting story behind the pic.

ARGOS PANOPTES was a hundred-eyed giant who lived in the region of Argolis in the Peloponnese.

Once when Zeus was consorting with the Nymph Io, his wife Hera arrived on the scene. The god quickly transformed his lover into a white heifer, but the goddess was not deceived. She demanded the animal for a gift and set Argos Panoptes as its guard.

Zeus sent Hermes to surreptitiously rescue his lover. The god first tried to lull the giant to sleep with his music, but failing that, slew him with his sword. It was from this endeavour that he earned his familiar title Argeiphontes (literally “the slayer of Argos”).

Hera rewarded Argos for his service by placing his hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred bird, the peacock.

2. Ajay Parasuraman - January 30, 2010

where placed on the tail of Hera’s peacock

3. Ajay Parasuraman - January 30, 2010

were*

4. anil raghavan - January 30, 2010

hera placed the hundred eyes of argos on the peacock tail

5. Anjay - January 30, 2010

His hundred eyes were out on the tail of the peacock by Hera, wife of Zeus

6. Kaushik Saha - January 30, 2010

He is Argus, the giant with a hundred eyes. According to Ovid, to commemorate her faithful watchman, Hera had the hundred eyes of Argus preserved forever, in a peacock’s tail

7. balakrishnan - January 30, 2010

Zeus had Argus killed by Hermes. Hermes, disguised as a shepherd, put all of Argus’s eyes to sleep(he had a hundred eyes) with spoken charms, then killed him by hitting him with a stone.

8. rajith ravi - January 30, 2010

The picture is hermes slaying argus panoptes.

Argus panoptes the one hundred eyed giant from greek myth. His hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred bird, the peacock

The story is

Once when Zeus was consorting with the Nymph Io, his wife Hera arrived on the scene. The god quickly transformed his lover into a white heifer, but the goddess was not deceived. She demanded the animal for a gift and set Argos Panoptes as its guard.

Zeus sent Hermes to surreptitiously rescue his lover. The god first tried to lull the giant to sleep with his music, but failing that, slew him with his sword. It was from this endeavour that he earned his familiar title Argeiphontes (literally “the slayer of Argos”).

Hera rewarded Argos for his service by placing his hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred bird, the peacock.

9. drvijaynath - January 30, 2010

ARGOS one of the giants in greek mythology.He had 100 eyes and was eventually killed by Hermes.Later Hera transformed those 100 eyes into the tail of her bird PEACOCK.

10. Rithwik - January 30, 2010

Argus “the all-seeing” Panoptes : giant with a hundred eyes

11. Deepthi Mani - January 30, 2010

The eyes of Argus – After he was killed, Hera set them on the feathers of the peacock

12. yadhu - January 30, 2010

ARGOS PANOPTES was a hundred-eyed giant who lived in the region of Argolis in the Peloponnese.

Once when Zeus was consorting with the Nymph Io, his wife Hera arrived on the scene. The god quickly transformed his lover into a white heifer, but the goddess was not deceived. She demanded the animal for a gift and set Argos Panoptes as its guard.

Zeus sent Hermes to surreptitiously rescue his lover. The god first tried to lull the giant to sleep with his music, but failing that, slew him with his sword. It was from this endeavour that he earned his familiar title Argeiphontes (literally “the slayer of Argos”).

Hera rewarded Argos for his service by placing his hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred bird, the peacock.

( the pic is Hermes slaying Argus Panoptes, Athenian red figure
vase C5th B.C., Kunsthistoriche Museum, Vienna )

13. Manu Sathian - January 30, 2010

Once when Zeus was consorting with the Nymph Io, his wife Hera arrived on the scene. The god quickly transformed his lover into a white heifer, but the goddess was not deceived. She demanded the animal for a gift and set Argos Panoptes (who was a hundred-eyed giant who lived in the region of Argolis in the Peloponnese) as its guard.

Zeus sent Hermes to surreptitiously rescue his lover. The god first tried to lull the giant to sleep with his music, but failing that, slew him with his sword. It was from this endeavour that he earned his familiar title Argeiphontes (literally “the slayer of Argos”).

Hera rewarded Argos for his service by “placing his hundred eyes on the tail of her sacred bird, the peacock”

14. Subin - January 30, 2010

Argus Panoptes – guardian of the heifer-nymph Io

His 100 eyes were preserved in Peacock’s Tail forever by Hera.

15. Max - January 30, 2010

Argos. Hera’s faithful servant, on his death, she preservedhis eyes on the tail of a peacock.


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