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In Greek mythology, Orneus[pronunciation?] (Ὀρνεύς) was the son of King Erechtheus and Praxithea and the father of Peteus. Through Peteus Orneus is the grandfather of Menestheus. The town of Orneae is believed to be named after him.
- William Smith (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. p. 57.
- Plutarch, Theseus, 32. 1
- Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 25. 6; 10. 35. 8
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