ancient city in S Aetolia, central Greece
An ancient city of west-central Greece north of the Gulf of Patras. According to legend, the Calydonian boar, a gigantic beast sent by Artemis to devastate the city, was slain by Meleager, the son of the king of Calydon.
- (historical) An Ancient Greek city in the country of Ætolia, north of the Gulf of Patras in western Greece, situated on the west bank of the river Evenus.
- (historical, Greek mythology) The legendary founding king and eponym of the city of Calydon, whose failure to honour the goddess Artemis in a rite resulted in her sending the Calydonian Boar to lay waste to the city.
OriginSee also: Calydôn
From Ancient Greek Καλυδών (Kaludōn).