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Staphylus

According to Greek mythology one of the two sons of the wine god Dionysos with the Ariadne (the second son was Oenopion ). According to another version, the mother was Erigone, daughter of Ikarios, whose chastity was the god in the form of one grape outwitted. When Erigone consumed it, she became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, whom she named Staphylus (Staphyl = grape) in memory of its origin. She hanged herself out of grief over the early death of her father. According to a third version, Staphylus was a shepherd of the king Oineus he the winemaking taught after being the first to grapevine had found.

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