Oeneus(redirected from Oineus)
Oeneus(ē`nēəs), in Greek mythology, king of Calydon and father of MeleagerMeleager
, hero in Greek mythology. He was the son of Oeneus, king of Calydon, and Althaea. When Meleager was born, a prophecy said that he would die when a certain log in the fire was burned. His mother snatched the log from the fire and hid it.
..... Click the link for more information. . 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.
Calydonian king; first to cultivate grapes. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 142]