Cleobis and Biton were the sons of a priestess to Hera who lived in Argos. Each morning, their mother would take the wagon and drive up to the temple. One day the oxes were gone, and the sons then pulled the wagon themselves. The mother was overjoyed for having such honorable sons, and asked the gods to give the boys the best gift any human can ask for. The gods then answered by letting the boys fall asleep in the temple, never to wake up again.