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Eleius had a son Augeas. Those who exaggerate his glory give a turn to the name Eleius and make Helius1 to be the father of Augeas. This Augeas had so many cattle and flocks of goats that actually most of his land remained untilled because of the dung of the animals. Now he persuaded Heracles to cleanse for him the land from dung, either in return for a part of Elis or possibly for some other reward.

1 i.e. the Sun.

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