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[aw-jee-uh s, aw-jee-uh s]
  1. king of the Epeans in Elis and one of the Argonauts.
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  • Augeas, having broken the bargain, was deposed and slain by Hercules.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3


  • Hercules had come to the cattle-yard of Augeas and had found it clogged with the mire of generations.

  • Heracles thereupon sent an army against him, and, though at first defeated, finally slew Augeas and his sons.

  • Augeas had promised him a tenth of the herd, but refused this, alleging that Heracles had acted only in the service of Eurystheus.

  • There is still one piece of dirt left in it—and that is a cheating knave, Augeas by name.

    Gods and Heroes

    R. E. Francillon