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Me'laneus

Μελανεύς), a son of Apollo, and king of the Dryopes. He was the father of Eurytus and a famous archer. According to a Messenian legend Melaneus came to Perieres who assigned to him a town as his habitation which he called Oechalia, after his wife's name. (Paus. 4.2.2 ; Ant. Lib. 4.)

Two other mythical personages of this name occur in Ovid (Ov. Met. 12.306) and in the Odyssey (24.103)).

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