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Oenone

In Greek mythology, Oenone was the first wife of Paris.

She was a nymph (an Oread) from Mount Ida[?] in Phrygia. Her father was Cebren, a river-god. Paris kidnapped her and they were wed; Oenone gave birth to Corythus. When Paris abandoned her for Helen, Queen of Sparta, she predicted the disastrous results of Paris' attempt at Helen (the Trojan War, Paris' death).

Alternatively, when Paris was mortally wounded he asked for her to heal him since she was known as a healer. Oenone refused and Paris died; she threw herself onto his burning funeral pyre.

A third possibility sometimes cited was her attempts at breaking up Paris and Helen. She sent Corythus to drive a rift between Paris and Helen but Paris didn't recognize his son and killed him.



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