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Meleagrids

In Greek mythology, the Meleagrids were the daughters of Althaea and Oeneus, sisters of Meleager. When their brother died, Artemis changed them into guinea fowl[?]. (Consequently, the American turkey has the genus name Meleagris.)

They included Melanippe.

Ovid VIII, 534.



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