Augeas


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Augeas

(ôjē`əs), in Greek mythology, son of Helios and king of Elis. He kept his huge herds of cattle in the Augean Stables. As his sixth labor, Hercules cleaned the stables in one day by diverting the course of a river (possibly the Alpheus) through them.
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Hercules had promised Augeas he would clean the stables in return for one-tenth of the king's cattle.
Augeas agreed and Hercules (ever on the lookout for an easy labour) rerouted two rivers to flow through the stables and do the dirty work for him.
Capture an enormous boar in Arcadia Clean out the stables of King Augeas in a single day.