Argus was charged by Juno with the guardianship of Io, a priestess seduced by Jove (see lot 712). Jove had turned Io into a heifer in order to avoid her detection but the deception did not last long, Juno discovered Io and dispatched Argus to watch over her. Jove, in turn, sent Mercury to slay Argus and free Io. Disguised as a shepherd, Mercury cast a spell over the giant, causing him to fall asleep. Io was freed but in retribution Juno dispatched a gadfly to merciless torment her.
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