Eurystheus [yoo-ris-thee-uh s, -thyoos, yuh-] Examples noun Classical Mythology.
- a king of Mycenae and cousin of Hercules, upon whom he imposed 12 labors.
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In many a land he sojourned and toiled to do the will of the false Eurystheus.
L. W. Yaggy
He forgets how often I saved his son when he was worn out by the labours Eurystheus had laid on him.
Eurystheus’s daughter wanted this belt, and Hercules was sent to fetch it.
Perseus is the father of Sthenelus, and Sthenelus of Eurystheus.
W. E. Gladstone
One would think that Eurystheus would have acted generously.
R. E. Francillon
British Dictionary definitions for eurystheus Eurystheus noun
- Greek myth a grandson of Perseus, who, through the favour of Hera, inherited the kingship of Mycenae, which Zeus had intended for Hercules