Calydonian boar

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Calydonian boar

(ˌkælɪˈdəʊnɪən)
n
(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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Had he done so the alert reader would have thought of Meleager, killed by his mother after murder of a brother or uncles over a pig (the Caledonian Boar), by burning the remainder of a log that is in that case a magic life-token.