Dionysus teaching the art of wine-drinking to his son Oinopion, on an Attic black-figured amphora from Vulci (ca. 540-530 BC) by Exekias

Oinopion or Oenopion (Ancient Greek: Οἰνοπίων) whose name means "wine drinker" or "wine-rich" was a legendary king of Chios, and was said to have brought winemaking to the island, which was assigned to him by Rhadamanthys. Oinopion was the son of the Cretan princess Ariadne by either the hero Theseus or the god Dionysos. He was born on Lemnos.


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