Arges (Cyclops)

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Arges or Acmonides or Pyraemon

Arges (Greek: Ἄργης) was one of the Cyclopes in Greek mythology. He was elsewhere called Acmonides[1] or Pyraemon.[2] His name means "bright"[3] and represents the brightness from lightning. He is one of Gaia's children by Uranus. In fear, Uranus is said to have locked Arges, along with his brothers, in Tartarus. They were later freed to fashion lightning bolts for Zeus during his attempt to overthrow Cronus.


  1. ^ Ovid, Fasti iv. 288
  2. ^ Virgil, Aeneid viii. 425
  3. ^ Argos (ἀργός) means "white, quick" in Greek; see R. S. P. Beekes, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction, 2nd edition, revised and corrected by Michiel de Vaan, John Benjamins Publishing Company (2011), p. 181.