Melampus

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Melampus

(mĭlăm`pəs), in Greek mythology, seer who understood the speech of all creatures. It was said that he introduced the worship of Dionysus into Greece.
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The remaining poem, the "Melampodia", was a work in three books, whose plan it is impossible to recover.
Earlier on, for example, when she punishes Tiresias, Athena replicates her father's response in the Hesiodic Melampodia. First, by distancing herself from the act, she distances herself from Hera's immediate and vindictive response.(32) By then emphasizing not the punishment but what Athena gives Tiresias in recompense, the speaker may be conforming to generic expectations, but he is also assimilating Athena's response to Zeus', who in Hesiod's account makes up for Hera's damage by giving Tiresias the same list of [Greek Text Omitted].(33)
lines 120-30, which relate the same gifts as Zeus is reported to have given in the Melampodia (in most accounts, [Greek Text Omitted], as stated by Schol.