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In Greek mythology, Oenopion ("wine-faced"), son of Dionysus and Ariadne, was a legendary king of Khios, said to have brought winemaking to the island. He had one daughter: Merope.

Orion fell in love with Merope but Oenopion did not want the marriage to happen. Orion raped Merope. For revenge, Oenopion got Orion drunk and stabbed out his eyes, then cast him into the sea.

Hephaestus took pity on the blind Orion and gave him a young boy as a guide. The boy guided him east, where the rising sun restored Orion's sight. Orion then decided to kill Oenopion, but Hephaestus had built the king and underground fortress. Orion couldn't find the king and went to Delos, where he met his next lover, Eos

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