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Oineus Staatliche Antikensammlungen 1905
Oeneus with coat and sceptre, Attic white-ground lekythos, c. 500 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Inv. 1905)

In Greek mythologyOeneus (Ancient Greek: Οἰνεύς, Oineús) was a king of Calydon in Aetolia. He introduced the art of winemaking to the region. He learned it from the god Dionysus.


Oeneus was the son of Porthaon and Euryte. He was the husband of Althaea. Their children were Deianeira (the third wife of Herakles), Meleager, Toxeus, Clymenus, Periphas, Agelaus, Thyreus (or Phereus) Gorge, Eurymede, Mothone, Perimede and Melanippe. Oeneus was also the father of Tydeus by Periboea.

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