Achelous


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Achelous:

see AkhelóosAkhelóos
or Achelous
, river, 137 mi (221 km) long, rising in the Pindus Mts., NW Greece, and flowing generally south, traversing many mountain gorges, and emptying into the Ionian Sea opposite Keffallinía. It is a source of hydroelectric power.
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, river, Greece.

Achelous

(ăk'əlō`əs), in Greek mythology, river god; son of Oceanus and Tethys. He possessed the power to appear as a bull, a serpent, or a bullheaded man. Hercules defeated him and broke off one of his horns, which, according to one legend, became the cornucopiacornucopia
, in Greek mythology, magnificent horn that filled itself with whatever meat or drink its owner requested. Some legends designate it as a horn of the river god Achelous, others as a horn of the goat Amalthaea.
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. He is sometimes said to be the father of the Sirens.
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Achelous spinicarpus (Decapoda: Portunidae): Las siete variables predictivas empleadas en este estudio presentaron una relacion significativa con los tamanos de la especie, y las variables que mejor explicaron las tendencias de cambio fueron la profundidad y la temperatura (Cuadro 1 y Cuadro 2).
achelous se alimentan preferentemente de plantas de platano Platanus acerifolia (9, 15, 29), pero se reporta que esporadicamente cuando no encuentra su hospedero natural, la larva se puede encontrar en arboles frutales como aguacate (Persea gratissima), duraznero (Prunus persica), ademas de arboles de cedro (Cedrella fissilis), lapacho amarillo (Tabebuia pulcherrima) e higuerilla de monte (Ficus subtriplinervia) (9, 15); ahora, en el departamento de Casanare, los lugarenos reportan las orugas venenosas por lo general en arboles tales como los torcazos, lecheros y en raras ocasiones en pomarrosas (32).
Lovatt sees parallels between the Hercules and Achelous fight (Met.
Sin embargo, solo Lonomia obliqua y Lonomia achelous causan accidentes graves.
1206), while the first stasimon of Sophocles' Trachiniae, this within an ode celebrating the invincible power of Aphrodite, imagines the wrestling bout between Heracles and Achelous, the rivals for possession of Deianeira who forms the third figure present at this freshly triangulated agon, in language clearly evocative of a homoerotic sexual encounter.
8) Despite the wide acceptance of this argument, closer inspection reveals that the two plays about Hercules cannot be derived from the poem since it does not deal in large areas of their subject matter, except in the briefest outline, including Jupiter's seductions of Alcmena and Semele, and Hercules' birth in The Silver Age, the Achelous / Deineira / Nesus story, and Hercules' madness and death, nor the stories of Venus coupling with Adonis and Mars in The Brazen Age.
27) 'You, the brightest lights of the universe, who conduct the year as it slips along the sky; Liber and bountiful Ceres, if, by your gift, the earth changed Chaonian acorns for the rich beard of grain and mixed the draughts of Achelous with the recently- found grapes; and you, Fawns, protecting divinities of the countryside--move your feet, Fawns and Dryad girls: I sing of your gifts .
She is sometimes said to be the mother of the Sirens by Achelous.
From the first it is Aphrodite, in the midst of the waters as Herakles wrestled with Achelous, mediating beast-man metamorphoses, joining erotics with poetics (7-17; 503-30).
1] Old Master and British Pictures sold the top lot of the year, WatteaueIUs La Surprise, for E"12,361,250 as well as the top four old Master paintings sold at auction in New York in 2008, led by Van HaarlemeIUs Hercules and Achelous which sold for $8,105,000.
For I had as a wooer a river, I mean Achelous, who came in three shapes to ask my father for me, at some times manifest as a bull, at others as a darting, coiling serpent, and again at others with a man's trunk and a bull's head; and from his shaggy beard there poured streams of water from his springs.