[ yoo-ris-thee-uhs, -thyoos, yuh- ]
/ yʊˈrɪs θi əs, -θyus, yə- /
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noun Classical Mythology.
a king of Mycenae and cousin of Hercules, upon whom he imposed 12 labors.
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How to use Eurystheus in a sentence
To carry off these cattle to Greece was one of the twelve “labours” imposed by Eurystheus upon Heracles.
The fourth was to bring alive to Eurystheus a wild boar, which ravaged the neighbourhood of Erymanthus.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
The first task that Eurystheus gave the hero was to procure the skin of a monstrous lion that inhabited the Nemean forest.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
True, later sagas represent these deeds as adventures which the hero undertook at the command of King Eurystheus of Mycene.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
For it is his doom that he should fulfil his previous toils for Eurystheus, and afterwards be numbered with the gods.Stories of the Old world|Alfred John Church
British Dictionary definitions for Eurystheus
/ (jʊˈrɪsθjuːs, -θɪəs) /
Greek myth a grandson of Perseus, who, through the favour of Hera, inherited the kingship of Mycenae, which Zeus had intended for Hercules
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