ARGUS PEACOCK- Short sleeve t-shirt: This illustration is one of the primary logos for Argus Ink. It appertains to the Ancient Greek myth of Hera's servant, Argus Panoptes. Argus was an enormous giant with human eyeballs covering every inch of his body. Argus never closed all his eyes at once, and he never slept. I use Argus as a symbol because, with skin composed of eyes, he saw EVERYTHING. This panorama included the corruption that existed within his own Pantheon. Argus was feared by, and nearly invincible to, all Earthly and heavenly beings, including the gods. Symbolically, he is the embodiment and personification of awareness and strength.
The many eyes of Argus Panoptes represent the awakening eyes of Humanity. His unfathomably enormous body itself is the Giant of Western Civilization, the primordial Greek Forefather of the American Giant that was brutally awakened in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. As it was for the indomitable Greek God Argus, it is the inherent purpose and responsibility of every human consciousness to vigilantly guard against all forms of totalitarianism and manipulation that attempt to usurp Freedom. The eyes upon the body of Argus are, in truth, the opening and awakening eyes of all humanity. Argus does not annihilate the bodies of the enemy, who he Loves as himself. He, instead, awakens them to the profound reality that the multitudinous and disparate eyes of humanity are, in truth, One, yet, simultaneously, wholly sovereign, individuated, and forever Free.
[Argus Panoptes was tasked by Hera to guard the Cow, Io, who she had tied to an olive tree within one of Mt. Olympus's hidden gardens. Specifically, he was to defend this cow against Hera's Husband Zeus who desperately desired to copulate with it. As things often go in these ancient Greek myths, The cow Io was not a cow at all, but instead a beautiful humanoid goddess and paramour of Zeus. It was Zeus who had initially transformed her into a cow to conceal her identity and his indiscretions from his wife, Hera. Zeus hoped to build, from the offspring of these sexual encounters with Io, an alternate Pantheon to spark a revolution on Mount Olympus in the future.
Eventually, Zeus finds Io hidden in the secret garden under the multitudinous watchful eyes of the almighty giant Argus who is ardently guarding her. He abruptly sends the god Hermes, disguised as a Shepard, to kill Argus Panoptes and free Io the cow. Hermes approaches the enormous multi-eyed god then softly lulls him to sleep with his magic flute's song (a poisonous tune reminiscent of academic indoctrination and mainstream news). For the very first time in the life of Argus, all of the great giant's eyes began to shut in unison. Once Argus was asleep, Hermes killed him by crushing his head with a boulder.
The goddess Hera was distraught. Out of recognition, love, and remembrance for the loss of her giant bodyguard, she transposed the watchful eyes of Argus Panoptes upon the feathers of the peacock for all eternity. The eyes of Argus, the magnificent giant, now also exist evermore and without death, as the conscious and vigilant eyes of the awakened aspect of humanity's mind. This event marked the first blood spilled in the new Greek Pantheon headed by Zeus, the single remaining and unconsumed son of the cannibalistic god Cronos (Saturn).]
The tri-blend fabric creates a vintage, fitted look. And extreme durability makes this t-shirt withstand repeated washings and still remain super comfortable.
• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% combed ring-spun cotton/25% rayon)
• 40 singles thread weight
• Comfortable and durable
• Contemporary fit
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