OENOMAUSAlso known as OINONE
Ex-immortal King of Pisa and over-possessive fatherOENOMAUS challenged all-comers to a long-distance chariot race. Win and you obtain the hand of his daughter — lose and your life is forfeit. The prospective grooms were even given a half-hour start.
Of course there was a catch. OENOMAUS's horses were a gift from ARES and they could go like the clappers. Twelve princely suitors ended with their heads on poles and OENOMAUS boasted that he was going to build a temple of skulls to ARES.
Then PELOPS, suitor number thirteen, turned up with some winged horses he had been given by POSEIDON. This was a little worrying. Even more worrying was when PELOPS cheated and bribed Myrtilus, charioteer of OENOMAUS, to substitute wax axle pins.
We have a winner. 'Here Comes the Bride...'
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OINONE
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