The ancient Aryan developed the nobler myth of the labours of Herakles, performed in obedience to the bidding of Eurystheus.
He killed Diomedes, and gave him to be eaten by his mares, which he brought to Eurystheus.
Hercules brought the bull on his shoulders to Eurystheus, who set it at liberty.
Eurystheus thus, by decree of fate, became chief of the Perseidæ.
According to extra-Homeric tradition, Prtus was the brother of Eurystheus.
For the Gods had made Eurystheus to be master over him, for all that he was so strong.
In many a land he sojourned and toiled to do the will of the false Eurystheus.
The fourth was to bring alive to Eurystheus a wild boar, which ravaged the neighbourhood of Erymanthus.
After purification he was sent by the Pythia to serve Eurystheus.
The first task that Eurystheus gave the hero was to procure the skin of a monstrous lion that inhabited the Nemean forest.