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Greek Gods and Goddess: Toxeus

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Introduction to Toxeus

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Toxeus and the myths and legends surrounding Toxeus, Toxeus relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Toxeus

He was one of the many sons of Thestius, or the son of Althaea by Oeneus, king of Calydon, in which case he had three brothers, Meleager, Thyreus, Clymenus, and three sisters, Deianeira, Melanippe, and Gorge. However, it seems odd to me that he, should be the brother of Meleager, for in the argument that followed the Great Calydonian Boar hunt; which started because Meleager gave the pelt of the dead boar to Atlanta, who was the first to wound the boar with an arrow, and the only woman to take part. Several of the men disagreed and tried to take it from her, Meleager intervened and gave it back to her, in the row that erupted at this, Meleager killed Toxeus, his supposed brother. To find out more on this situation see SV, file on Toxeus.

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