Meleager

Clay relief plaque. Berlin Antikensammlung. TC 5783 Photo. Museum 3472In mythology the son of Ares and Althaea. He leads the team of heroes against the Calydonian Boar, and kills it. He awards the spoils to Atalanta, to the annoyance of his uncles. They persuade Althaea to destroy the firebrand on which his life depended. He appears in art mainly in the Boar hunt, and with Atalanta, or dying.

Above: Clay relief plaque. Berlin Antikensammlung. TC 5783 Photo. Museum 3472 © Berlin Antikensammlung