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  Oeneus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Oeneus, or Oineus was a Calydonian king, son of Porthaon, husband of Althaea and father of Deianira, Meleager and Melanippe.
He sent Meleager out to find heroes to kill the Calydonian Boar, which was ravaging Calydon because Oeneus had forgotten to honor Artemis at the harvest ceremonies.
Oeneus was the father of Tydeus by Periboea, though Tydeus was exiled from Aetolia and appears in myths concerning Argos.
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 Houses of Elis and Calydon
Oeneus (Oineus) was the most famous king in Calydon and Aetolia, mostly because of his two sons was great heroes, and the most famous boar hunt took place in his long reign.
Oeneus was the son of King Porthaon, who the son of Agenor and Epicasta, and of Euryte, the granddaughter of the Aetolian river god, Achelous.
Oeneus was the brother of Agrius, Alcathous and Melas.
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 Calydonian Boar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Oeneus of Calydon, an ancient city of west-central Greece north of the Gulf of Patras, held annual sacrifices to the gods.
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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 Search Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Oeneus Oeneusē´nēes, in Greek mythology, king of Calydon and father of Meleager.
When Oeneus forgot to dedicate the fruits of his first crop to Artemis, she terrorized his kingdom with a wild boar, which was killed in the Calydonian hunt.
He was the son of Oeneus, king of Calydon, and Althaea.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: Greek & Roman Mythology (O)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Greek mythology, Oeneus was a king of Calydon.
Oeneus allowed him sto sleep with his wife, Althaea, which resulted in the conception of Deinaira.
In Greek mythology, Oenone was a nymph of Mount Ida and a daughter of the River Cebren.
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 Calydon, Greek Mythology Link.
It is said that when Oeneus 2 was king of Calydon, he was negligent towards Artemis, and the goddess punished him and his country by sending a boar of huge size and strength, which prevented the land from being sown and destroyed the cattle and the people.
King Oeneus 2 was, in his old days, deposed by the sons of his brother Agrius 3 and put in jail by them, but after the fall of Troy, his grandson Diomedes 2 liberated him, killing Agrius 3 and his son Lycopeus, and restored the kingdom to him [see details at Diomedes 2].
Others affirm that Lycopeus was killed by Tydeus 2, son of Oeneus 2 and father of Diomedes 2, and that because of this he fled to Argos, arriving at the same time as Theban Polynices, who had been banished by his twin brother Eteocles 1.
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 Calydonian boar
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.
Oeneus called together a great host of Greek heroes to rid his country of the boar.
It was a distinguished company: the hunting party included a sizeable portion of the crew of the Argo, and many of the hunters also had separate legendary exploits of their own.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 16 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But he was subsequently avenged by Diomedes, who slew Agrius and his sons, and restored the kingdom either to Oeneus himself, or to his son-in-law An- draemon, as Oeneus was too old.
Homer knows nothing of all this ; he merely relates that Oeneus once neglected to sacrifice to Artemis, in consequence of which she sent a monstrous boar into the territory of Calydon, which was hunted by Meleager (77.
At the time of the Trojan war the race of Oeneus had become extinct, and hence Thoas, the son of Andraemon, the son-in-law of Oeneus, led the Aetolians against Troy (ii.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1016 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A son of Porthaon and Euryte, and brother of Oeneus.
§ 7.) [L. (MteAeVypos), a son of Oeneus (whence he is called OiWtSTjs), and Althaea, the daughter of Thestius, and was married to Cleopatra, by whom he became the father of Polydora.
48.) While Mele­ager was at Calydon, Oeneus, the king of the place, once neglected to offer up a sacrifice to Ar­temis, whereupon the angry goddess sent a mon­strous boar into the fields of Calydon, which were ravaged by the beast, while no one had the courage to hunt it.
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Oeneus does not recognize them, and so tells the story of his deception of the suitors under the impression he is speaking to strangers.
Unrecognized in their disguises, the two rejected suitors learn that Oeneus would have preferred either of them as son-in-law to a man who is perhaps falsely alleged to be the son of Jupiter.
Far more likely, the import of these two lines is “If Hercules’s claim to be a son of Jupiter had proven false, I would prefer to have to have bestowed my daughter even on nobodies such as yourselves,” with an unspoken corrolary that Hercules’ performance in the wrestling-match demonstrated the truth of his claim.
www.philological.bham.ac.uk /wren/notes.html   (1109 words)

 Oeneus --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Oeneus may have been originally a wine god; his name is derived from the Greek word for wine.
in Greek mythology, a fountain nymph of Mount Ida, the daughter of the River Oeneus, and the beloved of Paris, a son of King Priam of Troy.
In Greek mythology, Oenone is a fountain nymph of Mount Ida and the daughter of the river god Oeneus or Cebren.
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 Encyclopedia: Oeneus
In Greek mythology, Porthaon (sometimes called Parthaon) was King of Calydon and father of Oeneus and Agrius and a son of Agenor son of Pleuron son of Aetolus son of Endymion.
In Greek mythology, Althaea was the daughter of Thestius, wife of Oeneus and mother of Meleager, Melanippe (one of the Meleagrids), and Deianeira.
In Greek mythology, Tydeus was the father of Diomedes and husband of Deipyle.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Oeneus   (454 words)

After Althæa had died, Oeneus married Periboea, daughter of Hipponous, king of Olenus (a city of Ætolia), with whom he had a son, Tydeus, the father of Diomedes, one of the heroes of the Trojan war.
Diomedes was also involved in a fight against the sons of Agrius, a brother of Oeneus, who had helped their father take over the throne of Calydon from an aging Oeneus unable to defend himself.
Oeneus retired in Peloponnese where he was later killed in an ambush by the surviving sons of Agrius and laid to rest in sumptuous ceremonies by Diomedes.
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In Greek mythology, Meleager was the son of Althaea and Oeneus and father of Parthenopeus and Polydora.
When Meleager was born, the Moirae predicted he would only live until a brand, burning in the family hearth, was consumed by fire.
Oeneus sent Meleager to gather up heroes to hunt the Calydonian Boar that had been stalking the area.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/m/me/meleager.html   (198 words)

 Tydeus 2, Greek Mythology Link.
Tydeus 2's father was King Oeneus 2 of Calydon, the man who assembled the CALYDONIAN HUNTERS in order to have corrected through them his own negligence towards a goddess; but it is uncertain who his mother was.
Yet this Tydeus, despite his name and country of origin, could hardly be the same as the better known Tydeus, who is the son of Oeneus 2, the father of Diomedes 2, and the man who perished in the war of the SEVEN AGAINST THEBES.
For Oeneus 2 begot Tydeus after the death of his first wife Althaea, who killed herself after having caused the death of their son Meleager, himself an Argonaut.
www.forumancientcoins.com /cparada/GML/Tydeus2.html   (1322 words)

 Oeneus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He introduced winemaking to (Click link for more info and facts about Aetolia) Aetolia, which he learned from ((Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus) Dionysus.
He was buried in (An ancient city in southeastern Greece; dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC) Argos by Diomedes.
Oeneus was the father of (Click link for more info and facts about Tydeus) Tydeus by (Click link for more info and facts about Periboea) Periboea, though Tydeus was exiled from Aetolia and appears in myths concerning (An ancient city in southeastern Greece; dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC) Argos.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/O/Oe/Oeneus.htm   (139 words)

 Evermore Forums - Calydonian boar (and SO much more..)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Near the end of his life, he was rejuvenated by Athena in order to take part in one final battle; he fought at his son's side against the relatives of the suitors who had been killed by Odysseus after they tried to usurp his kingdom and his wife.
Meleager was the son of Oeneus and Althaea, king and queen of Calydon.
When her child was born, the three Moirae prophesied that Meleager would live only so long as a brand burning upon the hearth remained unconsumed.
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 The Boar Symbol
King Oeneus has made offerings to the Gods to thank them for a bountiful harvest, but he has omitted to include an offering for Diana.
Angered by this, she has loosed a giant boar on Oeneus' land as a punishment.
Oeneus' son Meleager selects a force of heroes (including many famous characters from Greek myth) to overcome the boar and win fame and glory.
www.writer2001.com /boars.htm   (4894 words)

In Greek mythology, two people shared the name Oeneus.
A Calydonian[?] king, son of Parthaon, husband of Althaea and father of Meleager and Melanippe.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/oe/Oeneus.html   (96 words)

 Genealogy: House of Calydon
Oeneus had two wives, Althaea and Periboea, both of wives were actually his nieces.
Some authors say that the hero Meleager was the son of Oeneus and Althaea, while others say that the Greek war god, Ares, was the real father of Meleager.
I had put her as the daughter of Oeneus, because most authors say that she was, but Apollodorus does mention that her father was actually Dionysus, the god of wine.
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 CALYDONIAN HUNTERS, Greek Mythology Link.
The CALYDONIAN HUNTERS are those who, called by King Oeneus 2, participated in the hunt of the boar that ravaged Calydon.
When Oeneus 2 was king of Calydon in Aetolia, he received a vine-plant from Dionysus 2, but while sacrificing the first fruits of the annual crops of the country to all the gods, Oeneus 2 forgot Artemis.
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.
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 Oeneus Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Oeneus, Agrius, Alcathous, Melas and Leucopeus, sons, and Sterope, daughter, of Porthaon by Euryte;
Toxeus, Thyreus, and Clymenus, sons, and Gorge and Deianira, daughters, of Oeneus by Althaea, daughter of Thestius; The father of Deianira may have been Dionysus; Meleager, son of Althea by Oeneus or Ares;
Agrius, Melas, Oeneus, sons of Portheus; Oeneus is the father of the father of Diomedes;
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 Latin 1 - Mythology - Fables - Heroes - Atalanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was a result of a curse brought on by Artemis, because Oeneus did not sacrifice to her.
Oeneus' son, Meleager, fell in love instantly with the beautiful girl.
The men in the hunt did not want to allow Atalanta to be in the hunt, but Meleager insisted.
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 My Lines - Person Page 351
Deianeira of Greek Myth was the daughter of King of Calydon Oeneus of Greek Myth and Althaea of Greek Myth.
King of Calydon Oeneus of Greek Myth was the son of King of Calydon Porthaon of Greek Myth and Euryte of Greek Myth.
She married King of Calydon Oeneus of Greek Myth, son of King of Calydon Porthaon of Greek Myth and Euryte of Greek Myth.
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