According to Greek mythology, Oinopion (came from Crete, he brought the vineyards to the island) was the first king of Chios. Nymph Hioni was his daughter, Dionysos was his father and Ariadni, Zeus's daughter, was his mother. Another version of the myth refers to Ionas, a polygraph tragic poet, who argued that the island was named after the Neptune's son, Chios (because it was snowing when he was born). Last but not least, the third version of the myth refers to the translation of the word "Chios", which means Mastic in Syrian. Besides Oinopion, Ektoras and Ippoklos were also kings of Chios.
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