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ACHELOUS

A picture showing the legend of ACHELOUS taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Very large River God with bull's head and serpent's tail

The son of OCEANUS and TETHYS, he's very wet and slippery.

One day he had a run-in with HERACLES over some female, and had one of his horns snapped off.

This in turn was snapped up by PLUTUS, God of Wealth, who filled it with goodies and turned it into the Horn of Plenty.

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Article last updated on 21 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ACHELOUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ACHELOUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 959

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