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.
(19) The myth of the Calydonian Boar Hunt was recorded by Pausanias and later by Ovid.
Her complex legend includes the following incidents: at her father's instance she was left to die at birth but was suckled by a she-bear; she took part in the Calydonian boar hunt; she offered to marry anyone who could outrun her--but those whom she overtook she speared.