TYDEUS , inGreek
See also:legend, son of Oeneus,
See also:king of
See also:Calydon, and Periboea . Having slain his
See also:uncle (or other relatives) he fled for
See also:refuge to
See also:Argos, where Adrastus received him hospitably and purified him from the
See also:guilt of
See also:blood . Tydeus took
See also:part in the expedition of the " Seven against
See also:Thebes," in which, although small of stature, he greatly distinguished himself . In the desperate
See also:battle under the walls of the city, he was severely wounded by Melanippus, but managed to slay his adversary . Athena, who held Tydeus in
See also:special favour, hastened to the
See also:field of battle, to heal him of his
See also:wound and bestow immortality upon him . But the sight of Tydeus, cleaving open the
See also:skull of his dead enemy and sucking out his brains, so disgusted her that she
See also:left him to his
See also:fate . Tydeus married Deipyle, the daughter of Adrastus, by whom he had a son, the famous
See also:Diomedes, frequently called Tydides .
See also:Homer, Iliad, xiv . 114—132 ;
See also:Apollodorus iii . 6, 8 ; Schol. on Pindar, Nemec, x . 12 .
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