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.Woman's Work in Music | Arthur Elson
The oracle of Dodone, in all its answers, ordered sacrifices to the Achelous river.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines | John Claudius Pitrat