Copreus was the herald of King Eurystheus in Greek mythology, responsible for announcing the Labours of Heracles to the hero. He was the son of Pelops and Hippodamia. He had killed Iphitus in the city of Elis and was forced to flee, but Eurystheus absolved him. His name means "dung man", although it may originally have been related with the ownership of cattle, thus having a more positive connotation as "man of the land".
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