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Augeas and Hercules were part of the Argonauts.[1]

Twelve Labors of Hercules

King Augeas of Elis owned more cattle than anyone in Greece, and was among the richest men in Greece. Thousands of cows lived in his Augean Stables.[1]

In 1272 B.C., as part of his Twelve Labors, Hercules was told to clean them completely, but Hercules bet a tenth of the stock that he could told to clean them completely in a single day. While Hercules actually tried to the task manually, in vain, Forgotten One, an Eternal who was mistaken for Hercules, diverted two rivers so that they flowed into the stables, sweeping out the filth.[1]




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