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Argus is the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek word Argos. It may refer to:

Greek mythology[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]


  • ARGUS (Splinter Cell), a fictional private military contractor in the Splinter Cell series
  • Argus (video game), a 1986 Famicom game by NMK
  • Argus no Senshi, the original Japanese title for the arcade game Rygar
  • Argus, a fictional planet in the Warcraft computer game franchise
  • The KNRB-0 Argus, an autonomous weapons platform in the video game Vanquish


Other media[edit]





United States[edit]


See The Argus (disambiguation) for publications named "The Argus"

United Kingdom[edit]

  • The Argus (Brighton), a newspaper serving Brighton and Hove, England; a member of the Newsquest Media Group
  • South Wales Argus, published in Newport, South Wales; a member of the Newsquest Media Group
  • Argus Press, a British publishing company

United States[edit]


  • The Argus (Dundalk), a newspaper serving Dundalk, Ireland; a member of the Independent News & Media group also known as
  • The Argus (Melbourne), former Australian newspaper of record, established in 1846 and closed in 1957
  • Cape Argus, a newspaper printed in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Weekend Argus, a newspaper in South Africa, owned by Independent News & Media
  • Goondiwindi Argus, a newspaper in Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia, owned by Fairfax Media


  • Argus finals system, a set of tournament systems used in Australian rules football finals series in the early 20th century
  • Cape Argus Cycle Race, a major cycling event in South Africa, colloquially referred to as "The Argus"

Science and technology[edit]


  • Argus (bird), pheasants from the genera Argusianus and Rheinartia
  • Argus butterflies, including:
    • Nymphalidae, e.g., Erebia, Junonia
    • Polyommatinae (Lycaenidae), e.g., as Aricia, Plebeius, Polyommatus
    • Theclinae (Lycaenidae): the invalid genus Argus (described by Gerhard, 1850), now in Satyrium
  • Argus monitor (Varanus panoptes), a species of lizard
  • Scatophagus argus, a species of fish of the family Scatophagidae
  • Terebra argus, a mollusk of the family Terebridae

Electronics and computing[edit]

Other uses in science and technology[edit]



  • Argus (automobile), a German automobile manufactured between 1901 and 1909
  • Fairchild Argus, a British version of the C-61 Forwarder light military transport aircraft

Named vessels[edit]

  • CP-107 Argus, a Royal Canadian Air Force maritime patrol aircraft
  • French brig Argus (1800), a French naval ship that took part in the Battle of Trafalgar
  • HMS Argus, the name of many ships in the British Royal Navy
  • RFA Argus (A135), a 1981 Primary Casualty Receiving Ship in Britain's Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  • USS Argus, various ships of the United States Navy
  • SS Argus, a steel hulled ship lost in the Great Lakes Storm of 1913

See also[edit]