Achelous


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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.

Achelous:

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, 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.
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Las tres especies con una presencia mayor o igual al 50 % del numero (12) de estaciones, son: Achelous asper (8 estaciones), Sicyonia disdorsalis (7).
Like so many of the tales in Ovid's poem, this episode is a story-within-a-story, supposedly narrated by the river god Achelous. Chronologically the first narrative in Ovid's collection to invoke shape-shifters, it also contains the classical poem's most pointed and elaborate treatment of chronic mutation.
Relative growth and reproduction in Achelous spinicarpus (Crustacea: Portunidae) on the south-east ern continental shelf of Brazil.
After being challenged to battle by Achelous, Hercules steps out of character to observe his own circumstances within the theater: "see, I am addressed / With this to thunder on thy captive crest.
Synonyms: Achelous crassimanus MacLeay, 1838; Cancer serrata Forskal, 1775; Lupa lobifrons H.
Arocha-Pinango, "Fibrinolytic action on fresh human clots of whole body extracts and two semipurified fractions from Lonomia achelous caterpillar," Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, vol.
Lovatt sees parallels between the Hercules and Achelous fight (Met.
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.
(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 ...'
(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.