/ (ˌækɪˈləʊəs) /

  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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How to use Achelous in a sentence

  • Achelous readily agreed to this way of settling their rival pretensions, for he had no doubt as to the result of the wrestling.

  • Deaneira, however, much preferred her new lover, and begged him to free her from the betrothal with Achelous.

  • This decided the victory in favor of Hercules, and Achelous departed sullenly to his bed in the river.

  • Their parentage also is variously given, though they are usually mentioned as daughters of the river god, Achelous.

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  • The oracle of Dodone, in all its answers, ordered sacrifices to the Achelous river.