Achelous



noun
(classical myth) a river god who changed into a snake and a bull while fighting Hercules but was defeated when Hercules broke off one of his horns
Historical Examples

The other stranger was achelous, god of the Calydonian River.
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Behold me, the god achelous, the powerful King of the Waters!
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The oracle of Dodone, in all its answers, ordered sacrifices to the achelous river.
Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines John Claudius Pitrat

Long they bravely wrestled and fought; till at length Hercules by his might overcame achelous and bore him to the ground.
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Philip is joined by the Acarnanians, and marches to the achelous.
The Histories of Polybius, Vol. I (of 2) Polybius

And that was not enough, but with relentless hand he broke one of the horns, and tore it from achelous’s forehead.
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He says further, that this river falls into the achelous, and that the Æas flows to Apollonia2301 towards the west.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume I (of 3) Strabo

Deaneira, however, much preferred her new lover, and begged him to free her from the betrothal with achelous.
Stories of Old Greece and Rome Emilie Kip Baker

Judging from the ornaments and images, this must be a spot sacred to achelous and the Nymphs.
Phaedrus Plato

It is conveniently situated above the passage across the achelous.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo

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