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Greek Gods and Goddess: Oeneus

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Introduction to Oeneus

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 Oeneus and the myths and legends surrounding Oeneus, Oeneus relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Oeneus

He was the son of Porthaon and Euryte, and married Althaea daughter of Thestius? By whom he fathered, Toxeus, Clymenus, Periphas, Agelaus, Thyreus, Gorge, Mothone, Perimede, Melanippe, and Meleager, (although Ares is also thought to the father) and Deianeira (although it is suggested that Dionysus fathered her via Althaea), and he was also the father of Tydeus by Periboea, the daughter of Hipponous via Astynome. He was a mythical king of Calydon in Aetolia, who introduced the art of wine making to the region, which he learned from the equally mythical figure of Dionysus.

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