Calydonian boar hunt


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Calydonian boar hunt

famed hunt of Greek legend. [Class. Myth: Metamorphoses]
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Adrastus' paternity is part of his claim to regal power, similar to a number of epic kings, like the Iliad's Agamemnon or Aeneid's Aeneas; Tydeus' filiation from Oeneus and familial connection to the Calydonian boar hunt is his claim to heroic martial prowess.
Artists have long drawn inspiration from legends, and the Calydonian boar hunt was depicted often, as early as 2,500 years ago by the potter Ergotimos and the painter Kleitias, and throughout art history.
In Atalanta in Calydon Swinburne retold the myth of the Calydonian Boar Hunt.
Atalanta took part in the Calydonian boar hunt and drew first blood.