(Greek mythology) King of Calydon; husband of Althaea.
Origin of oeneus
From Ancient Greek Οἰνεύς (Oineus).
Oeneus Sentence Examples
He wrestles with Achelous for Deianeira (" destructive to husband "), daughter of Oeneus, king of Calydon, vanquishes the river god, and breaks off one of his horns, which as a horn of plenty is found as an attribute of Hercules in art.
Her character as a harvest goddess is clearly shown in the legend of the Calydonian boar, sent by her to ravage the fields out of resentment at not having received a harvest offering from Oeneus (see Meleager).