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Io

Greek: Ιώ
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Daughter of Inachus, king of Argos and Melia a Nymph theoi
Partner of Zeus
Mother of Epaphos, King of Egypt; Epaphus of Troy and Keroessa of Troy
Sister of Phoroneus; Aegialeus and Philodice

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About Io

Io pron.: /ˈaɪ.oʊ/ (Ancient Greek: Ἰώ [iːɔ̌ː]) was, in Greek mythology, a priestess of Hera in Argos,[1] a nymph who was seduced by Zeus, who changed her into a heifer to escape detection. His wife Hera sent ever-watchful Argus Panoptes, with 100 eyes, to guard her, but Hermes was sent to distract the guardian and slay him. Heifer Io was loosed to roam the world, stung by a maddening gadfly sent by Hera, and wandered to Egypt, thus placing her descendant Belus in Egypt; his sons Cadmus and Danaus would then "return" to mainland Greece.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Io_(mythology)