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augean sta·bles

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  1. Augean stablesnoun

    (Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them


  1. augean stables

    The term "Augean stables" originates from Greek mythology and is used in modern usage to refer to a situation or task that is extremely messy or difficult and seems impossible to clean up or accomplish. The term comes from the fifth labour of Heracles (Hercules), in which he was tasked to clean up in a single day the stables of Augeias, which had not been cleaned for over 30 years and housed over 3,000 oxen.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of augean stables in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of augean stables in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Charles Randell:

    The Augean stables hadn't been cleaned for 30 years when Hercules was set the labor of cleaning them. For 30 years, 3,000 animals had been doing in those stables what 3,000 animals have to do, the first website was published 30 years ago last month. And like The Augean stables, over the last 30 years the internet has filled up with a great deal of... well, let's just call it' problematic content.'.

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