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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.
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. 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.

Oeneus

Calydonian king; first to cultivate grapes. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 142]
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Oineus, king of Calydon in Aetolia, failed to honour Artemis, whereupon the angry goddess sent a monstrous boar to ravage his realm.
Oineus appears bearded, stooped and supported by a gnarled stick, grieving at Meleager's side.
We have two Oinomaoses in the Iliad, one Oineus, and one Oinops, all of them heroes themselves or the fathers or grandfathers of heroes; and one Oinops, the father of an excess-hating diviner, in the Odyssey.
"Is there, in the house of Oineus, dear to Ares, an unmarried daughter, resembling you in stature?
(14.107-8) Because he is the youngest man present Diomedes asserts his right to be heard because of the distinction of his ancestry: Portheus of Pleuron and Kalydon had three sons, Agrios, Melas and Oineus; Oineus was the father of Diomedes' father Tydeus.