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Oineus

According to Greek mythology, Oineus (also Oeneus, dt "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 proved this 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, of which also Oinos, the Greek name for Wine and also the oenology (Oenology) derives. After another version but brought the king the shepherd Staphylus a vine and taught this in viticulture. See also below wine gods and wine Saints,

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