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

Greek mythology

  • See Argus (Greek myth) for mythological characters named Argus
    • Argus (king of Argos), son of Zeus (or Phoroneus) and Niobe
    • Argus (son of Arestor), builder of the ship Argo in the tale of the Argonauts
    • Argus Panoptes (Argus "All-Eyes"), a giant with a hundred eyes
    • Argus, the eldest son of Phrixus and Chalciope
    • Argus, the son of Phineus and Danaë, in a rare variant of the myth in which she and her two sons (the other being Argeus) travel to Italy
    • Argus or Argos (dog), the faithful dog of Odysseus
    • Argus or Argeus (king of Argos), the son of Megapenthes
    • Argus, one of Actaeon's dogs
    • Argus, a watchful guardian

Arts and entertainment


  • 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
  • Argus, a hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang


  • Argus (album), a 1972 album by Wishbone Ash
  • "The Argus", a song by Ween from the album Quebec

Other media

  • "Argus" (30 Rock), a 2010 episode in the TV comedy series
  • Argus (comics), a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe
  • Argus (Mortal Kombat), a fictional deity in the series
  • Argus (TV series), a Norwegian TV debate series that aired between 1993 and 1994
  • A.R.G.U.S., a fictional government agency in the DC Universe
  • Argus Filch, a fictional character in the Harry Potter series
  • The Manhattan Argus, a fictional newspaper in the 1994 Coen brothers film, The Hudsucker Proxy


  • Argus (camera company), a camera manufacturer
  • Argus Brewery, a brewing company located in the historic Pullman District in Chicago, Illinois
  • Argus Corporation, a Canadian holding company once controlled by Conrad Black
  • Argus Media Ltd, a business information company
  • Argos (retailer), a British catalogue retailer



  • Argus, Iran, a village in Kerman Province


United States


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

United Kingdom

  • 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

  • Barre Montpelier Times Argus, a daily morning newspaper serving the capital region of Vermont
  • Carlsbad Current-Argus, a New Mexico newspaper
  • Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, a newspaper that covers Livingston County, Michigan
  • The Dispatch / The Rock Island Argus, American newspaper that covers the Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa
  • Argus Leader, American newspaper that covers Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Argus, a newspaper in Albany, New York, which long functioned as the organ of the Albany Regency
  • Argus, Midwood High School's school newspaper


  • 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


  • 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

  • Argus (monitoring software), a network and systems monitoring application
  • Argus (programming language), an extension of the CLU language designed for distributed systems
  • Argus - Audit Record Generation and Utilization System, a network auditing system
  • Argus retinal prosthesis, a bionic eye implant manufactured by Second Sight
  • Ferranti Argus, a line of industrial control computers
  • ARGUS-IS, a wide-area surveillance system produced by BAE Systems
  • Oracle Argus Safety, a pharmacovigilance system from Oracle Health Sciences

Other uses in science and technology

  • Argus (camera company), a brand of camera
  • Argus Coastal Monitoring, a video system for observing coastal processes and related phenomena
  • ARGUS distribution, a probability distribution used in particle physics
  • Argus Motoren, a German aircraft engine manufacturing firm
  • ARGUS reactor, an aqueous homogeneous nuclear reactor at the Russian Kurchatov Institute
  • Operation Argus, a 1958 US military effort to create orbital electron belts using atomic bombs



  • 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

  • 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

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