[yoo-ris-thee-uh s, -thyoos, yuh-]
- a king of Mycenae and cousin of Hercules, upon whom he imposed 12 labors.
Compare labors of Hercules.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for eurystheus
In many a land he sojourned and toiled to do the will of the false Eurystheus.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
He forgets how often I saved his son when he was worn out by the labours Eurystheus had laid on him.The Iliad
Eurystheus's daughter wanted this belt, and Hercules was sent to fetch it.
Perseus is the father of Sthenelus, and Sthenelus of Eurystheus.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
One would think that Eurystheus would have acted generously.Gods and Heroes
R. E. Francillon
- Greek myth a grandson of Perseus, who, through the favour of Hera, inherited the kingship of Mycenae, which Zeus had intended for Hercules
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012