The Augean Stables were the stables of King Augeas of Elis. These stables were never cleaned before and had to be cleansed as part of Heracles' 5th labour. He cleaned them by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus through the stables.
|Twelve Labours of Heracles|
|Slaying the Nemean Lion • Killing the Lernaean Hydra • Capturing the Ceryneian Hind • Capturing the Erymanthian Boar • Cleaning the Augean Stables • Slaying the Stymphalian Birds • Capturing the Cretan Bull • Capturing the Flesh-Eating Mares of Diomedes • Obtaining the Girdle of Hippolyta • Capturing the Cattle of Geryon • Stealing apples from the Tree of the Hesperides • Capturing Cerberus|