One of the most renowned mythological figures of Chios is Orion. Orion, the giant son of Poseidon and Evriali, Minoa's daughter, was a hunter. Orion fell in love with the daughter of Oenopion, Meropi. Oenopion asked Orion to destroy all the wild beasts of Chios in order for him to give him his daughter. After Orion killed all the beasts, Oenopion didn't keep his promise and wouldn't give him his daughter thus Orion kidnapped her and Oenopion blinded him for showing such disrespect.