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  Calydonian boar
The hunting of the Calydonian boar was one of the most famous episodes of Greek heroic legend.
Oeneus, the king of Calydon, failed to honor Artemis when he was sacrificing the first-fruits of the harvest, and in revenge Artemis sent a savage boar which laid waste to the countryside.
Afterwards, Meleager tried to award the boar's pelt to Atalanta, since he was in love with her and since she had been the first to draw blood in the hunt.
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 CALYDONIAN HUNTERS, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
This Calydonian Boar, which some say is the offspring of the Crommyonian Sow, was killed by Atalanta, who shot it first, by Amphiaraus, who next shot it in the eye, and by Meleager, who killed it by a stab in the flank.
Some have said, however, that the boar's skin caused a civil war between the Curetes, represented by the sons of Thestius 1, and the Calydonians, represented by Meleager, and that Meleager killed his mother's brothers in battle, and perished himself in the same war.
When Thestius 1 claimed the skin of the Calydonian Boar on the ground that Iphiclus 2 had been the first to hit it, war is said to have broken out between the Curetes (including the sons of Thestius 1) and the Calydonians (including Meleager) [Pau.8.45.7].
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 BESTIARY - Monsters & Fabulous Creatures of Greek Myth & Legend with pictures
BOAR, CALYDONIAN (Hus Kalydonios) A gigantic Aetolian boar slain by a band of heroes in the famed Calydonian Boar Hunt.
BOAR, CLAZOMENEAN (Hus Klazomenaios) A gigantic winged sow which ravaged the island of Clazomenae.
BOAR, ERYMANTHIAN (Hus Erymanthios) A gigantic Arcadian boar which Heracles was sent to fetch as one of his twelve labours.
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 The Boar Symbol
The boar, aiming his tusks at the upper part of Ancaeus' loins, gores him, and his organs slip and trail from his body in a mass of blood that stains the earth.
In the boar type of the Iceni, the Corieltauvi's neighbours to the south, the "spear" intersects with the boar's snout, and is surmounted by a pellet-within-a-circle sun symbol.
Nowhere is the association between the cross and the boar more clear than in an unattributed Armorican coin, on this coin, the figure of the boar forms the bar of a cross.
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 Calydonian Boar
Sculpted neo attic sarcophagus representing the Calydonian boar hunt (with Atalanta and Meleager) in the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum, inv.
But she in her wrath sent a boar of extraordinary size and strength, which prevented the land from being sown and destroyed the cattle and the people that fell in with it.
But Atalanta was the first to shoot the boar in the back with an arrow, and Amphiaraus was the next to shoot it in the eye; but Meleager killed it by a stab in the flank, and on receiving the skin gave it to Atalanta.
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 CALYDONIAN BOAR : Giant boar of Aetolia, labor Meleager ; Greek mythology ; pictures : HUS KALYDONIOS
THE HUS KALYDONIOS (or Calydonian Boar) was a gigantic boar sent by Artemis to ravage the countryside of Kalydon to punish King Oineus for neglecting her in the offering of the first fruits to the gods.
The son of Oineus killed this boar, Meleagros, assembling together many hunting men out of numerous cities with their hounds; since the Boar might not have been killed by a few men, so huge was he, and had put many men on the sad fire for burning.
On the other side of the boar is Epokhos supporting Ankaios who is now wounded and has dropped his axe; by his side is Kastor, with Amphiaraus, the son of Oikles, next to whom is Hippothous, the son of Kerkyon, son of Agamedes, son of Stymphalos.
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 Calydonian Boar - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters
The Calydonian Boar is one of a genre of chthonic monsters in Greek mythology, each set in a specific locale, which must be overcome by heroes of the Olympian age.
The boar's hide that was preserved in the Athena Alae at Tegea in Laconia was reputedly that of the Calydonian Boar, "rotted by age and by now altogether without bristles" by the time Pausanias (geographer)Pausanias saw it in the second century CE (Description of Greece viii.47.2).
Strabo (Geography 8.6.22) reckoned she was the mother of the Calydonian Boar, but there are no hints within the myths to link the two and suggest Strabo might have been right.
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 Calydonian Boar - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Calydonian Hunt shown on a Roman frieze (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
The Calydonian Boar is one of the many monsters in Greek mythology, which met its end in the Calydonian Hunt, a popular subject in classical art.
King Oeneus of Calydon, an ancient city of west-central Greece north of the Gulf of Patras, held annual sacrifices to the gods.
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 Boar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The boar in Troilus's dream, also known as the Calydonian Boar, as Cassandra tells us in her interpretation, was ultimately slain by Meleager.
The hunt of the Calydonian boar is a central tale of Greek mythology.
The boar was extremely deadly and many were killed before the beast was finally injured by Atalanta's arrow and killed by Meleager's spear.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Calydonian Boar
The Calydonian Boar is one of the many monsters in Greek mythology.
Nonetheless it was Atalanta who first succeeded in wounding the boar, although Meleager finished it off, and offered the prize to Atalanta.
This outraged the massed heroes, who proceeded to attack Atalanta and Meleager, and in the ensuing scrum Meleager died.
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 The Calydonian Boar Hunt (Getty Museum)
The boar was furiously twisting its body round and round, its jaws slavering with foam and fresh blood...the hero who had dealt the wound came up close to the animal and roused his foe to fury, before finally burying his shining spear in its shoulder.
Beneath its imposing hooves lie the disemboweled carcass of a hound and the prostrate corpse of the hunter, Ancaeus.
The story of the Calydonian boar hunt was told and retold during antiquity--most famously in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
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 Atalanta - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Artemis sent a female bear to suckle her and eventually a group of hunters raised her.
Years later a beast called the Calydonian Boar was stalking the land.
Swinburne reprised the episode relating to the Calydonian boar-hunt in his verse tragedy Atalanta in Calydon.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Atalanta   (761 words)

 Calydonian Boar
The Calydonian Boar is one of the many monsters in Greek mythology.
Oeneus sent messengers out to look for the best hunters in Greece, offering them the boar's pelt and tusks as a prize.
Artemis had sent the young huntress because she knew her presence would be a source of division, and so it was: many of the men refused to hunt alongside a woman.
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 Calydonian Boar hunt@Everything2.com
The boar destroyed everything in its path: land, livestock, and any people who tried to kill it.
Many of the hunters weren't entirely prepared for the ferocity of the boar - "Its eyes shone with blood and fire, its bristles stood like threatening spears, its tusks were like those of Indian elephants" (Bulfinch, The Age of Fable).
Meleager, perhaps seeking Atalanta's affections, insisted that the prize of the boar's hide be given to her.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Nestor (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nestor was an Argonaut, helped fight the centaurs, and participated in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar.
He and his sons Antilochus and Thrasymedes fought on the side of the Achaeans in the Trojan War.
The Calydonian Hunt shown on a Roman frieze (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) The Calydonian Boar is one of a genre of chthonic monsters in Greek mythology, each set in a specific locale, which must be overcome by heroes of the Olympian age.
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 Amazon.ca: The Calydonian Boar: Books: Bernard Evslin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He tells how at Meleager's birth a Fate foretold that he would not die until a a certain brand burning on the hearth was consumed--and how his mother snatched it up and locked it away to ensure his life.
One of Evslin's twists in using the legend of Atalanta (exposed at birth and reared by bears) is having her wrestle the chance-met Meleager and her shock of discovery that he and she are alike.
When Meleager awards her the boar pelt, his uncles (here shown as evil plotters) protest and are slain.
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 MFA Boston: Collections Search Results
The hunter at the left wears a Greek chlamys, pinned at the throat, but the other two are in native Italian garb: the middle one with an embroidered loincloth secured by a broad belt, the one on the right in a striped tunic with two swastikas, also held by a belt.
Although the dead dog recalls the dog Ormenos in the depiction of the Calydonian Boar hunt on the François Krater (J. Beazley, Attic Black-figure Vase-painters [Oxford, 1956], p.
Two pairs of confronted boars and lions are drawn in fl silhouette on the edge of the obverse rim; on the reverse edge is a degenerate ivy vine.
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Artemis sent a boar to terrorize the country as punishment.
He defended her and told the warriors that if it was needed, he and Atalanta would hunt donw the boar themselves if the rest of the party was too scared.
When the boar had been flushed out of its cove the group went after it.
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A great many of her adventures were widely, but two are very famous: the Calydonian boar hunt, and the footrace between her and Hippomenes, whom she married as a result.
Atalanta was the only woman there and even though Meleager, who was much older now, welcomed her, his uncles were angry that a woman was allowed to hunt with men.
His uncles protested that she was a woman, and that he should keep it, because he had killed the boar.
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 THEOI Greek Myth Encyclopedia B-C
CALYDONIAN BOAR (Hus Kalydonios) A gigantic boar which was sent by Artemis to ravish the land of Aetolia.
CLAZOMENAEAN BOAR (Hus Klazomenaios) A gigantic winged boar which terrorized the Ionian town of Clazomenae.
CROMMYON SOW (Hus Krommyon) A giant boar that ravaged the farmlands of Crommyon.
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 Pig, Sow & Boar
One of them is Varaha the Boar, and so she becomes Varahi, piercing her opponent with her sharp tusks.
This fl boar aspect was considered responsible for the obscuration of the sun during an eclipse.
In Rome, a boar was the feast offering to the god Saturn; Martial says, "That boar will make you a good Saturnalia." The winter pork feast reminds us of Vishnu's Varaha incident occurring as it does at the winter solstice when the earth needs to be retrieved from the depths of darkness.
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 Calydonian Boar Hunt
The boar destroyed crops, killed men and livestock, and forced the people off the land to the protection of city walls.
When planting season came the city face starvation unless the boars siege could be lifted.
Oeneus sent the word out seeking the bravest to hunt the boar and promising its skin as a prize.
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 Browse by Title - Norton Simon Museum
To avenge herself, she sends a ferocious boar to ravage the land.
The king's son Meleager, accompanied by the bravest warriors, seeks to destroy the creature.
In this oil sketch, or "modello," Atalanta shoots an arrow at the deadly target while Meleager prevents the boar's escape with his spear.
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 My Calydonian Boar Hunt
My thinking is, that the Boar depicted an Aeetes branch back in Greece, revealed by at least one myth writer as a Hermes peoples in Corinth, and that this branch attacked the alliance of nations on the mythical Argo after they had returned to Greece from killing Aeetes.
I'm suggesting that these terms were depictions of Greek Calydonians and therefore of proto-Caledonians, headed to Scotland to meet their fate according to Merlin myth, at the hands of the Boar of Brittany.
A white boar is revealed in the Welsh Mabinogian myths as Gwawl, son of Clud.
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 Atalanta Page
He promised to give the boar's pelt and tusks as a prize to the warrior who should kill it - not to mention the undying gratitude and goodwill of the people that the hero would receive.
As the dazed Calydonian Boar meandered about, trying to remember its name (and with the makings of a mega-migraine coming on), Amphiaraus added to its misery by firing an arrow of his own, shooting it in the eye and permanently blinding it.
Ancaeus, emboldened by the staggered swine, swung his battle axe at the charging boar, but he was a tad too slow and in the next breath he lay dead, gored by the animal's huge tusks.
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 LABOR of HERCULES: Calydonian Boar Roman Coin PHILIP II - (eBay item 220158521447 end time Nov-07-07 15:26:34 PST)
BIZVHNΩN, Hercules Fourth Labor: The Calydonian Boar Hercules holding the live boar for king Eurystheus whom hid inside his chamber pot.
In the primitive highlands of Arcadia, where old practices lingered, the Erymanthian Boar was a vicious creature that lived on Mount Erymanthos, a mountain that was apparently once sacred to the Mistress of the Animals, for in classical times it remained the haunt of Artemis (Homer, Odyssey, VI.105).
Having successfully caught the Boar, Heracles bound it and carried it back to Eurystheus, who was frightened of it and ducked down in his chamber pot, begging Heracles to get rid of the beast, a favorite subject for the vase-painters.
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