Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

ACHELOUS

Greek River God

Picture of the Greek River God Achelous from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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.

Achelous Facts and Figures

Name: Achelous
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Rivers
Area of expertise: River, Rivers, Stream, Streams

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 222

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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