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  • n. (Greek mythology) the mythical Greek king who for 30 years did not clean his stables which contained his vast herd of cattle

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Examples

  • In Greek mythology, the hero Hercules cleaned up 30 years of accumulated manure from thousands of oxen by diverting two rivers through the notorious stable of Augeas.

    Cleaning up Greece's Augean Stable

  • I was a villager in Elis, where Augeas used to be king.

    The Three Furies

  • Augeas wanted to find the most beautiful and graceful girl in the world, someone who would put Arachne to shame.

    The Three Furies

  • He would figure out some way to overcome King Augeas.

    The Three Furies

  • King Augeas did eventually grow tired, though, of the sad longing in his bride when she was around Hector.

    The Three Furies

  • Like King Augeas, Minerva did not take losing lightly.

    The Three Furies

  • Balor Stain to keep watch on situation with King Augeas.

    The Three Furies

  • All Erec would have to do was show this King Augeas how awful Baskania was, what he would do if he succeeded in taking over the world.

    The Three Furies

  • After the wedding, King Augeas often would spend time with Hector, with Arachne right at his side.

    The Three Furies

  • Finally, Augeas found a bride who was fitting in every way.

    The Three Furies

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