Anius had three daughters: Oeno, Spermo, and Elais, known as the Oenotropae. Dionysus gave the three daughters the power to change whatever they wanted into wine, wheat, and oil. When Agamemnon went to the Trojan War, he wanted to take the Oenotropae with him, to provide his army with food and wine. They complained to Dionysus, and he changed them into doves. Later, Anius gave aid to Aeneas and his retinue when they were fleeing from Troy and en route to the future site of Rome.