Calydonian boar


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Related to Calydonian boar: Erymanthian Boar, Nemean lion

Calydonian boar

(ˌkælɪˈdəʊnɪən)
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a savage boar sent by Artemis to destroy Calydon, a city in Aetolia, because its king had neglected to sacrifice to her. It was killed by Meleager, the king's son
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64) According to Homer and later writers Meleager wasted away when his mother Althea burned the brand on which his life depended, because he had slain her brothers in the dispute for the hide of the Calydonian boar.
Clas has inherited a painting by Rubens called The Calydonian Boar Hunt, which would be worth millions on the black market.
A monster sent by the gods to ravage the vineyards" is how the Calydonian boar was described in mythologic accounts.
According to myth, Artemis' capacity for vengefulness and cruelty is exemplified by the legend of the Calydonian Boar Hunt.