calydonian boar

Calydonian hunt

noun Classical Mythology.
the pursuit by Meleager, Atalanta, and others of a savage boar (Calydonian boar) sent by Artemis to lay waste to Calydon.
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Calydonian boar (ˌkælɪˈdəʊnɪən)
 
n
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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