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In Greek mythology, the Oenotropae (Ancient Greek: Οἰνοτρόπαι "the women who change wine") were the three daughters of Anius: Spermo (goddess of grain), Oeno (goddess of wine), and Elais (goddess of oil).

Their grandfather was Dionysus, and he gave them the power to change water into wine, grass into wheat and berries into olives. For this reason no-one around them ever had to starve.

When the Greek fleet set out to make war in Troy, it was the Oenotropae who stocked their ships, and Agamemnon was so impressed with this that he wanted to abduct them. Dionysus saved them, however, by turning them into doves.

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