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In Greek mythology, Orneus[pronunciation?] (Ὀρνεύς) was the son of King Erechtheus and Praxithea and the father of Peteus.[1] Through Peteus Orneus is the grandfather of Menestheus.[2] The town of Orneae is believed to be named after him.[3]


  1. ^ William Smith (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. p. 57. 
  2. ^ Plutarch, Theseus, 32. 1
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 25. 6; 10. 35. 8