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In Greek mythology, a vigilant watchman with a hundred eyes, who was set by Hera to watch Io, and who was killed by Hermes. After his death, his eyes were said to have been transferred by Hera to the eyelike markings on the tail of a peacock. The term Argus-eyed is used to mean extremely vigilant, sharp-sighted.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

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