Augeas

Greek - King of Elis. Son of Helius or Phorbas and Naupiadame. Father of Agamede, Agasthenes and Phyleus. In some versions he was the son of Poseidon. He owned huge herds of sheep and cattle, which, being immune to disease, multiplied exceedingly. It was his stables that Heracles cleansed as his fifth Labour. He had agreed to pay Heracles one-tenth of the value of his herds but reneged on his promise. He was killed by Heracles who had returned to exact his revenge. In some lore, occasionally identified as Augeas, Augeias, Augeias, Augias, Augias, Aug(e)ias or Aug(e)ias.

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