Oenone was a nymph in Greek Mythology, the daughter of the river god Cebren and sister of the nymph Asterope/Hesperia. She was given the gift of prophecy by Rhea (mother of the gods) and the gift of healing by Apollo. Her name comes from the Greek word oinos, for 'wine'. She lived on Mount Ida where she met the young prince Paris of the city of Troy when he was a shepherd, unaware of his own noble birth.

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  • c. 700 BCE - c. 800 BCE
    The Greek poet Homer composes the Iliad and immortalizes characters such as Paris which would be developed later.
  • c. 400 BCE - c. 300 BCE
    The legend of Paris and Oenone is developed.
  • c. 100 BCE - c. 14 CE
    The writer Parthenius articulates the legend of Paris and Oenone which would inspire later writers.
  • 4 CE - 8 CE
    Ovid adds a new dimension to Oenone's tale by presenting it as a letter to Paris in his Heroides.