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Oenōné

Οἰνώνη). A nymph of Mount Ida, daughter of the river Cebrenus in Phrygia. Paris, when a shepherd on Mount Ida, and before he was discovered to be a son of Priam, had united himself in marriage with Oenoné; and as she had received from Apollo the gift of prophecy, she warned her husband against the consequences of his voyage to Greece. She at the same time told him to come to her if ever he was wounded, as she alone could cure him. Paris came to her, accordingly, when he had been wounded by one of the arrows of Philoctetes, but Oenoné, offended at his desertion of her, refused to aid him, and he died on his return to Ilium. Repenting of her cruelty, Oenoné hastened to his relief; but, coming too late, she threw herself on his funeral pile and perished (Apollod. iii.12.6). The story of Oenoné is the subject of an exquisite poem by Lord Tennyson. See Paris.

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