Oeta (ēˈtə) [key], Gr. Oiti, mountain range, central Greece, stretching c.15 mi (25 km) W from Thermopylae on the Gulf of Lamía. Mt. Oeta (c.7,060 ft/2,150 m) is the highest peak. In legend Hercules died there on a pyre after being poisoned by Nessus' robe.

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