Define Actaeon at Dictionary.com. Actaeon. Actaeon. a hunter who, for having seen Diana bathing, was changed by her into a stag and was torn to pieces by his own hounds.
Your bloodhounds bay at the copper
creek, your velvet cape’s aloft
in the chiaroscuro breeze, you’re near, nearer,
hieing, heying, I’m falling, failing,
gashed, gutted, kneed-up,
muddy and galled—call me
Actaeon...." Poem by Jonathan Galassi (Poetry Foundation)