The Calydonian Boar was an animal released by Artemis to plague the city state of Calydon after King Oineus forgot to give the proper offerings to her. The boar was enormous with thick hide. The beast had razor sharp tusks and breathed clouds of acid. This monstrous animal uprooted orchards, trampled fields and killed farmers, soldiers and anyone else who approached it. To stop the Boar King Oineus called for the bravest heroes throughout Greece to participate in the Calydonian Boar Hunt.