Eurystheus

[ yoo-ris-thee-uh s, -thyoos, yuh- ]
/ yʊˈrɪs θi əs, -θyus, yə- /

noun Classical Mythology.

a king of Mycenae and cousin of Hercules, upon whom he imposed 12 labors.

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Eurystheus
/ (jʊˈrɪsθjuːs, -θɪəs) /

noun

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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