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Achelous

noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for achelous

Historical Examples

  • Judging from the ornaments and images, this must be a spot sacred to Achelous and the Nymphs.

    Phaedrus

    Plato

  • Philip is joined by the Acarnanians, and marches to the Achelous.

  • 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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  • 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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