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According to Greek mythology, Oineus (also Oeneus, German "Weinmann") was king of the city of Calydon in Aetolia and a grandson of the god of war Ares. He was from Dionysos visited and showed great hospitality and honor. Then the wine god gave him one Rebstock and instructed him in viticulture. In his honor the plant was henceforth called Oineus, from which Oinos, the Greek name for Wine and also the oenology (Oenology). According to another version, however, brought the shepherd king Staphylus a vine and taught this in viticulture. See also under wine gods and wine Saints,

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