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Calydonian hunt

noun, Classical Mythology
1.
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/
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1.
(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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