The Barnyard of King Augius (sixth feat)
Soon Eurystheus gave a new assignment To Hercules. He had to clear the entire barnyard of manure Augia, king Elides, son of the radiant Helios. The sun god gave his son untold riches. The herds of Augius were especially numerous. Among his herds were three hundred bulls with legs as white as snow, two hundred bulls were red as Sidonian purple, twelve bulls dedicated to the god Helios were white as swans, and one bull, distinguished by extraordinary beauty, shone like a star. Hercules offered Augius to clean up his entire huge cattle yard in one day if he agreed to give him a tenth of his flocks. Augius agreed. It seemed impossible to him to do such a job in one day. Hercules broke the wall surrounding the barnyard from two opposite sides and diverted the water of two rivers, Alpheus and Penea, into it. The water of these rivers in one day carried away all the manure from the barnyard, and Hercules again laid down the walls. When the hero came to Augius to demand a reward, the proud king did not give him the promised tenth of the flocks, and Hercules had to return to Tiryns with nothing.
Hercules took revenge on all the allies of Augius. Especially the king of Pylos paid Neley. Hercules, coming with an army to Pylos, took the city and killed Neleus and his eleven sons. The son of Neleus was not saved either Periclimen, given by the lord of the sea Poseidon has the gift of turning into a lion, a snake and a bee. Hercules killed him when, having turned into a bee, Periclimenes mounted one of the horses harnessed to Hercules' chariot. Only the son of Neleus Nestor survived. Subsequently, Nestor became famous among the Greeks for his exploits and great wisdom.