Calydonian hunt


Calydonian hunt
Class. Myth.
the pursuit by Meleager, Atalanta, and others of a savage boar (Calydonian boar) sent by Artemis to lay waste to Calydon.

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  • Calydonian hunt — /kæləˈdoʊniən/ (say kaluh dohneeuhn) noun Greek Legend the pursuit, by Meleager and a band of heroes, of a savage boar (Calydonian boar) sent by Artemis to ravage Calydon …   Australian English dictionary

  • Calydonian hunt — Class. Myth. the pursuit by Meleager, Atalanta, and others of a savage boar (Calydonian boar) sent by Artemis to lay waste to Calydon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calydonian Boar — The Calydonian Boar is one of the monsters of Greek mythology that had to be overcome by heroes of the Olympian age. Sent by Artemis to ravage the region of Calydon in Aetolia because its king failed to honor her in his rites to the gods, it was… …   Wikipedia

  • Calydonian boar hunt — Calydonian boar hunt, Greek Legend. the pursuit of the wild boar which Artemis sent to attack Calydon and which Meleager finally killed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meleager — et Atalanta, after Giulio Romano. Topics in Greek mythology Gods Primordial gods and Titans …   Wikipedia

  • Meleager — /mel ee ay jeuhr/, n. 1. fl. 1st century B.C., Greek epigrammatist. 2. Class. Myth. the heroic son of Althaea, an Argonaut, and the slayer of the Calydonian boar. Cf. Calydonian hunt. Also, Meleagros /mel ee ag ros/. * * * ▪ Greek mythology  in… …   Universalium

  • Jabalí de Calidón — La cacería del jabalí de Caledonia en un friso romano (Museo Ashmolean, Oxford). El Jabalí de Calidón es un ejemplo de un género de monstruos ctónicos de la mitología griega, cada uno de ellos situados en una ubicación específica, que deben ser… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Oeneus — with coat and sceptre, Attic white ground lekythos, ca. 500 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Inv. 1905) In Greek mythology, Oeneus, or Oineus (Οἰνεύς) was a Calydonian king, son of Porthaon and Euryte, husband of Althaea and father of …   Wikipedia

  • Boar — Taxobox status = LC status system = iucn3.1 name = Wild Boar fossil range = Early Pleistocene Recent regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Suidae genus = Sus species = S. scrofa binomial = Sus scrofa …   Wikipedia

  • Meleager — /mel ee ay jeuhr/, n. 1. fl. 1st century B.C., Greek epigrammatist. 2. Class. Myth. the heroic son of Althaea, an Argonaut, and the slayer of the Calydonian boar. Cf. Calydonian hunt. Also, Meleagros /mel ee ag ros/ …   Useful english dictionary


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