After performing several feats of valour, he was appointed by Hera to watch the cow into which Io had been transformed.
They told stories of their wonderful feats with fowl, fish and quadruped--how many wild ducks and turkeys they had shot, what "savage trout" they had caught, and how they had bagged the craftiest foxes, outwitted the most clever 'possums and overtaken the fleetest deer, until I thought that surely the lion, the tiger, the bear and the rest of the wild tribe would not be able to stand before these wily hunters.
Battles became all but bloodless; diplomacy and tactics superseded feats of arms and hard blows in pitched fields.
He was represented as a warrior performing superhuman feats, as a ruler dispensing perfect justice, and even as a martyr suffering for the faith.
Albert, who was a man of great strength and considerable skill in feats of arms, delighted in tournaments and knightly exercises.