Greek - A king. Husband of Arne. When his wife had an affair with Poseidon and bore the twin boys Aeolus and Boeotus, he blinded her, locked her in an underground cell and exposed the babies on a mountain. In other versions, Melanippe was the mother of the twins. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Despontes, Melanippe, Melanippe or Melanippa.

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