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  Achelous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Achelous was a suitor for Deianeira, daughter of Oeneus king of Calydon, but was defeated by Heracles, who wed her himself.
The sacred bull the serpent and the Minotaur are all creatures associated with the Earth Goddess Gaia.
At the mouth of the Achelous River lie the Echinades Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Achelous   (455 words)

In Greek mythology, Achelous was the patron deity of the river by the same name, and the chief god of all river deities (every river had a specific god assigned to it).
The river Achelous was said to be formed by the tears of Niobe, who fled to Mt.
The mouth of the Achelous river[?] was the spot where Alcmaeon finally found peace from the Erinyes.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ac/Achelous.html   (207 words)

 ACHELOUS - LoveToKnow Article on ACHELOUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was formerly called Thoas, from its impetuosity; and its upper portion was called by some Inachus, the name Achelous being restricted to the shorter eastern branch.
Achelous is coupled with Ocean by Homer (//.
The name appears in cult and in mythology as that of the typical river-god; a familiar legend is that of his contest with Heracles for Deianira.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AC/ACHELOUS.htm   (159 words)

Achelous (ARL-1) was laid down as LST-10 at Pittsburg, Pa., on 15 August 1942 by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 25 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs.
Achelous held shakedown in Chesapeake Bay; stopped at Norfolk, Va., on 22 April to take on supplies on 28 April; and sailed on the 28th with a convoy bound for North Africa.
Achelous then was assigned to support the invasion and occupation of Okinawa, her last combat operation of World War II.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/a2/achelous.htm   (609 words)

 Achelous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Greek mythology, Achelous is the deity of the river of that name, and ruler of all rivers.
Achelous is usually depicted as a bull with the torso of a man and a bearded face (common for river gods, especially on coins), but also as an old, grey man with horns.
Achelous is the name of the largest river in Greece (in ancient times called Aspropotamos).
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/achelous.html   (130 words)

 Acheloos River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In ancient times its spirit was venerated as the river god Achelous.
The river today begins in the prefecture of Trikala in the Pindus range near the Lakmon mountains at the elevation of about 2,295 m and has its first tributary, the Aspropotamos, meaning the white river.
In particular (although I could name others), there is the Achelous, which flows through Acarnania into the sea and has already turned half the Echinades islands into mainland.' (2.10, trans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Achelous_River   (458 words)

 USS Achelous
Achelous (ARL 1) was laid down as LST-l0 at Pittsburg, Pa. On 15 August 1942 by the Dravo Corp., launched on 25 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs.
Achelous held shakedown in Chesapeake Bay; stopped at Norfolk, Va., on 22 April to take on supplies on 28 April; and sailed on the 28th with a convoy bound for North Afriea.
Achelous' name was struck from the Navy list on 1 June 1973, and the ship was sold on 21 January 1974 to Overseas Shipyard, Ltd, of Hong Kong for scrapping.
www.multied.com /Navy/Tender/Achelous.html   (544 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 9 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Achelous was conquered in the contest, but as he possessed the power of assuming various forms, he metamorphosed himself first into a serpent and then into a bull.
When Theseus returned home from the Calydonian chase he was invited and hospitably received by Achelous, who related to him in what manner he had created the islands called Echinades.
His conquest by Heracles lastly refers to the embankments by which Heracles confined the" river to its bed and thus gained large tracts of land for cultivation, which are expressed by the horn of plenty.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0018.html   (1098 words)

 [ The Raven Clan ]
It was believed that Achelous, a son of Gaia herself was born unto the world with the soul purpose of creating the children of the Rose.
One scroll, in the Book of Sable says that Penance fought Achelous atop the highest mountain in Renaeo (now known as Mt.Achelous) The end result was the defeat of Penance with help from the Crystal rose, which now sits in the core of the Raven castle.
Achelous will distill his spirit in that Raven, and grant unto him: The power of a son of Gaia..
www.angelfire.com /blog/ravecore/loa.shtml   (171 words)

 XXIII. a. Achelous and Hercules. Vols. I & II: Stories of Gods and Heroes. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Achelous told the story of Erisichthon to Theseus and his companions, whom he was entertaining at his hospitable board, while they were delayed on their journey by the overflow of his waters.
When the fable says that Achelous loved Dejanira, and sought a union with her, the meaning is that the river in its windings flowed through part of Dejanira’s kingdom.
It was said to take the form of a snake because of its winding, and of a bull because it made a brawling or roaring in its course.
www.bartleby.com /181/231.html   (983 words)

 act1eng   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I think it a base thing for Achelous to yield to Hercules, or a god to a man. For since you say you were born of Alcmene, Jupiter is either your genuine father thanks to a crime, or he is called so falsely and is only a fiction.
Achelous, revere the honor of my king’s daughter, if you have earned her when you prove yourself in a fair match, just as I trust her love will bless him who justly wins.
Achelous, I acknowledge that your honor is safe and sound, yet I do not ask for this horn as a gift due my honor or as a victory prize, but allow me to call it a token of your affection.
www.philological.bham.ac.uk /wren/trans.html   (5115 words)

 RIVER GODS, Greek Mythology Link.
This is the river god who wrestled against Heracles 1 for the hand of Deianira 1 in the shape of a bull and got one horn broken which he recovered by giving the horn of Amalthea in its stead.
Achelous is the river dividing Acarnania from Aetolia.
Sterope 2 is daughter of Euryte 2, daughter of Hippodamas 1, son of the same Achelous.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/RIVERGODS.html   (2326 words)

 Achelous (ARL-1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Achelous arrived at Bizerte, Tunisia, 4 June 1943 and repaired Landing craft and other vessels there and at Licata, Sicily; Naples, Italy, and Ajaccio, Corsica, until 20 August 1944.
During the invasion of Southern France she repaired vessels in the Gulf of St. Tropez (21 August-26 September 1944) Departing the Mediterranean in November she proceeded via the Suez Canal to the Pacific where, between 8 May and 30 June 1945, she took part in the Okinawa operation.
Following World War II Achelous served in support of the occupation of Japan and China until 9 April when she departed the Far East to return to the west coast.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/auxil/arl1.htm   (176 words)

 Catalog Page for PIA01660
This image shows a Galileo high-resolution mosaic of craters Gula (top), about 40 km (25 miles) in diameter, and Achelous (bottom), about 35 km (21.8 miles) in diameter, projected on a lower-resolution background of image data that were obtained in the late 70s by the NASA Voyager spacecraft.
The two Galileo frames used for the mosaic of Gula and Achelous were taken under low sun elevation in April 1997 during Galileo's 7th orbit around Jupiter with the Solid State Imaging (SSI) camera system onboard this NASA spacecraft that has been orbiting Jupiter since December 1995.
Gula has a prominent central peak; Achelous instead may show the remnant of a collapsed central peak or a central pit that is not fully formed.
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov /catalog/PIA01660   (360 words)

 Sandys' Ovid Book IX Commentary--Ovid Illustrated, University of Virginia Electronic Text Center
Achelous, esteeming it no disgrace to be ouer-come by such an aduersary, relates his contention with Hercules for the Loue of Deianira.
Achelous in strength inferior, flyes to his slights, and converts himselfe into a Serpent: subdued by Hercules with a scoffe; as the excercise and conquest of his infancy.
Achelous is said to convert himselfe into a Serpent; because of the wrigling and many flexures of his Current: as into a Bull, for the bellowing of waters, and their violent Course, when raised by raine.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /latin/ovid/sandys/9comm.htm   (7650 words)

 Hercules & Deianira
A god of our area, Achelous, is after me and by taking various forms, snake, bull and half-man half-bull, is threatening me that if I married anyone else but him he will kill me.
And one day while Deianira was close by, Achelous assumed the likeness of a bull and emerge from the water closing up on her.
Achelous humiliated he promised him that he will no longer bother Deianira again.
www.steliart.com /hercules__deianira.htm   (540 words)

 intro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The play dramatizes the wrestling-match between Hercules and Achelous for the hand of Deianira, arranged by her father Oeneus, based loosely on Ovid’s version of the tale at Metamorphoses IX.1 - 88 (which may be read in Latin here, and in English translation here).
Since this would be impossible to represent in the sight of the audience, all Wren could do is have Achelous momentarily leave the stage, don a set of horns, and reappear (384ff.
Thus, when Achelous fails to defeat Hercules in an a fair fight, acquires his horns (which is regarded with distaste by the spectators as an unfair trick), and is soundly defeated anyway, the superiority of hard effort to mere cleverness is demonstrated.
www.philological.bham.ac.uk /wren/intro.html   (1638 words)

 Sirens Homework Page
Perhaps, he thinks, it was because they had been playing with Persephone when gloomy Dis carried her off, and they had begged the gods to grant them wings, that they might search for their lost playmate over seas as well as land.
And having come to Circe he was sent on his way by her, and put to sea, and sailed past the isle of the Sirens.
One of them played the lyre, another sang, and another played the flute, and by these means they were fain to persuade passing mariners to linger; and from the thighs they had the forms of birds.
www.thanasis.com /sirens.htm   (1071 words)

 Achelous (river god, Hercules foe)
A flash of Robert's camera gave Hercules a chance to deal with Achelous and Achelous ended up rendered on the tip of Eurystheus's sword with the former king impaled on his own bull horns.
Achelous must have got the idea from watching movies with teenagers or he has a part time job as a high school gym teacher.
CLARIFICATIONS: Achelous is not to be confused with:
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix3/achelous.htm   (1074 words)

 Achelous Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Sirens, (they say), are children of Sterope by Achelous; Oeneus, Agrius, Alcathous, Melas and Leucopeus, sons, and Sterope, daughter, of Porthaon by Euryte;
The Sirens were the daughters of Achelous by Melpomene, one of the Muses; There were three Sirens, and their names were Peisinoe, Aglaope and Thelxiepeia;
The rivers Nilus, Alpheus, Eridanus, Strymon, Meander, Ister, Phasis, Rhesus, Achelous, Nessus, Rhodius, Haliacmon, Heptaporus, Granicus, Aesepus, Simois, Peneus, Hermus, Caicus, Sangarius, Ladon, Parthenius, Euenus, Ardescus, Scamander, children of Tethys by Ocean;
www.csulb.edu /~dbouvier/SourceFiles/i564Sources.htm   (119 words)

 Thomas Hart Benton -- Achelous and Hercules 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Achelous and Hercules by Thomas Hart Benton is a raucous, gaudy, vibrant mural, 22 feet long, full of surging shapes and churning rhythms.
By the time Benton painted it for a Kansas City department store in 1947, he had already been tagged by the East Coast critics as an uncouth, outspoken, provincial artist, so he may have been playing to his critics with his bright colors and athletic figures.
Benton took the story of Achelous and Hercules from Bulfinch's mythology.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Landscapes/video/benton/medtourbenton1-e.html   (218 words)

 Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio after Rosso Fiorentino: Hercules and Achelous in the Form of a Bull (49.50.208) | Object Page ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hercules and Achelous in the Form of a Bull, ca.
This engraving is part of a series of the six feats of Hercules commissioned from Rosso and Caraglio by Baviero de' Carocci, who had been Raphael's printing assistant.
When the river god Achelous fought with Hercules for the hand of Deianeira, daughter of a king of Calydon, he took refuge in his ability to change form and turned himself into a bull, whereupon Hercules wrestled him to the ground and ripped off one of his horns.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/hero/hod_49.50.208.htm   (174 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 8 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A surname of the Sirens, the daughters of Achelous and a muse.
2.) The origin of the river Achelous is thus described by Servius (ad Virg.
3'00) : When Ache­lous on one occasion had lost his daughters, the Sirens, and in his grief invoked his mother Gaea, she received him to her bosom, and on the spot where she received him, she caused the river bear-
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0017.html   (1007 words)

 THE HORN OF PLENTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thereupon Achelous threw off his raiment and began to prepare himself for the struggle.
Long they bravely wrestled and fought; till at length Hercules by his might overcame Achelous and bore him to the ground.
They took the huge horn of Achelous and heaped it high with the rich and glowing fruits and flowers of autumn.
pages.zdnet.com /storysocks/library/id48.html   (864 words)

 Greek Mythology: ACHELOUS / AKHELOIOS River God of Aetolia, Greece ( also Akheloos )
Consequently certain poets, as we are told, have made this deed into a myth; for they have introduced Herakles as joining battle with Akheloos, the river assuming the form of a bull, and as breaking off in the struggle one of his horns, which he gave to the Aitolians.
Dawn came, and, when the sun’s first rising beams struck on the peaks, the young men went their way, not waiting till the Flumina (River) had regained its peace and placid flow and all the flood had fallen.
Achelous hid his face, his rustic face, and head with missing horn beneath his waters.
www.theoi.com /Potamos/PotamosAkheloios.html   (3386 words)

 Resource Center - News Release - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The allegorical mural, Achelous and Hercules, was commissioned by Harzfeld's Specialty Store for its downtown Kansas City location in 1946.
Hercules' victory produced the Cornucopia from a horn of Achelous, and represents the taming of the Missouri River.
A text panel featuring Benton's interpretation of the Achelous and Hercules myth for a Harzfeld's brochure, along with 1947 articles from the Kansas City Star and Times, completes the new exhibit in the Benton Home visitor center.
www.mostateparks.com /resourcecenter/nr05/nr400.htm   (365 words)

 ACHELOUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Deianeira watches the fight between Herakles and Achelous.
H. has already removed one of A.'s horns, and he has thrown it down to the ground, and now holds him from the other horn, and threatens him with his club.
A. is represented with a human head, bulls head, and from his mouth runs water.
bama.ua.edu /~ksummers/cl222/LECT13/sld040.htm   (54 words)

 Planar Waterways
The river passes through acres of fine farmland, and the locals swear that it is the river that provides all that they need.
The Achelous is guarded by a fierce power also called Achelous, who can shapechange and frequently appears as an enormous river serpent, or as a bull.
Heracles has fought with Achelous at least twice, and the river god is still smarting from the last time and wants a rematch.
www.mimir.net /pathways/waterways.shtml   (1347 words)

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