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Argus Panoptes (or Argos) (Ἄργος Πανόπτης), guardian of the heifer-nymph Io and son of Arestor, was a primordial giant legendary for alert watchfulness, thus given epithet, “Panoptes”, “all-seeing.” In the 5th century and later, Argus’ alertness was explained for an increasingly literal culture as his having so many eyes that only a few of the eyes would sleep at a time.

Argus Many-Eyed

Argus Many-Eyed

Argus Panoptes

According to Ovid, to commemorate her faithful watchman, Hera had the hundred eyes of Argus preserved forever, in a peacock’s tail.

Naptown is, of course, the colloquial sobriquet of Indianapolis, Indiana. Aaron Renn “Urbanophile” on the origins:

As with many nicknames, the actual origin of the term “Naptown” is in dispute. It has variously been attributed as an insult implying a sleepy, boring town; coming from call letters of WNAP radio; or originating in 1920′s jazz from the so-called “Naptown sound”. Given that the “nap” syllable occurs in the long Indianapolis, a short form or diminutive is implied.

Naptown/Argus – sleepy/wakeful

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