Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek River God

Also known as Skamandros

Over-enthusiastic Cybele fan turned River God

A Cretan priest who, due to services to Cybele above and beyond the call of duty (including frenzied dancing and self-mutilation), was made a River God.

The river chosen was the one he fell into and drowned after an over-enthusiastic demonstration. This was the Xanthus and is now the Scamander.

It’s nowadays used to dip sheep, bathe virgins and dispose of empty bottles.

Scamander Facts and Figures

Name: Scamander
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Skamandros

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: 1977

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

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