The fifth labor of Herakles was to clean the stables of Augeas. Eurystheus discounted this labor because the rivers had done the work and because Augeas had promised to pay Herakles to do it.

A Man with a Plan

Alpheus-Peneus
Augean stables were
Mucked to the rafters when
Herakles called;
Thanks to quick thinking, his
Fluvicircuitous
Remedy worked, but then
Payment was stalled.


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