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Zeus II: IO 05/09/2007 11:52:00 Zeus in Love Story of Zeus and Io takes place in Argos o Io is born in Argos (Her father is Inachus, either river god or a king) o Io was to be the priestess of Hera as Argos was one of the main  location for Hera worship Zeus decides to go for Io o He disguises himself as a cloud and swoops her from the earth Hera could not see what was going on because of the cloud Considered the “rape” of Io Zeus turns Io into a cow to save Io from the wrath of Hera o Other version suggests that Hera turns Io into a cow o Hera sends Argus (a guard with 100 eyes) to guard Io Argus never falls asleep o Zeus sends Hermes to steal Io back Hermes makes Argus fall asleep with his music then kills him Hermes is given the title “Argeiphontes” – “Slayer of  Argus” when Argus died, Hera put all his eyes onto the tail
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