Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Οἰνεύς(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsOineus
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Meaning & History
In Greek mythology he was a Calydonian king. He sent his son, the hero Meleager, out to find heroes to kill the Calydonian Boar, which was ravaging Calydon because Oeneus had forgotten to honor Artemis at the harvest ceremonies. So began the Calydonian Hunt during which the boar was killed by Atalanta and Meleager.