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Argus

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Your Field Guide to Spotting Argus

Argus will probably spot you before you spot him. He's a giant whose entire body is covered with a hundred eyes, so we're willing to bet he'll see you coming. His eyes even take turns sleeping, so he's not likely to miss much. You'll find him down in the Underworld, where he's been chilling ever since Hermes chopped his head off. Do yourself a favor and don't bring that up when you see him—he's still a little sensitive about the whole thing.

Sex: Male
Age: Middle-aged
Build: Gigantic
Complexion: Bronze
Hair Color: Brown
Facial Hair: Beard
Scars/marks/tattoos: Completely covered with eyes
Jewelry and accessories: Lots of contact lenses
Clothing: A cape made from the hide of the Arcadian bull
Armor: Nope
Type of Weapon: Sword

Typical Companions

Hera
Io (though she was kind of forced to hang out with him)

Known Hangouts

Olympus
The Underworld

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