Achelous


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Related to Achelous: Nessus, Achilles

Achelous

(ˌækɪˈləʊəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) 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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334-345) And Tethys bare to Ocean eddying rivers, Nilus, and Alpheus, and deep-swirling Eridanus, Strymon, and Meander, and the fair stream of Ister, and Phasis, and Rhesus, and the silver eddies of Achelous, Nessus, and Rhodius, Haliacmon, and Heptaporus, Granicus, and Aesepus, and holy Simois, and Peneus, and Hermus, and Caicus fair stream, and great Sangarius, Ladon, Parthenius, Euenus, Ardescus, and divine Scamander.
Moreover you have a great river hard by if he can be of any use to you, but there is no fighting against Jove the son of Saturn, with whom not even King Achelous can compare, nor the mighty stream of deep-flowing Oceanus, from whom all rivers and seas with all springs and deep wells proceed; even Oceanus fears the lightnings of great Jove, and his thunder that comes crashing out of heaven.
Con base en el Sistema de Informacion sobre Biodiversidad Marina (SIBM) del Invemar, se seleccionaron las especies mejor representadas (con amplia distribucion geografica y batimetrica) en el area de estudio: los moluscos Eudolium crosseanum, Cosmioconcha nitens (clase Gastropoda) y Nuculana acuta (clase Bivalvia); los equinodermos Astropecten alligator (clase Asteroidea), Brissopsis atlantica y Brissopsis elongata (clase Echinoidea); y los crustaceos decapodos Anasimus latus, Chasmocarcinus cylindricus y Achelous spinicarpus.
Achelous Partners acted as financial advisor to BioControl on this transaction.
5-40 harrisii (Gould, Xanthoidea 1841) Achelous (=Portunus) Portunidae 30-40 spinicarpus Portunoidea (Stimpson, 1871) Callinectes sapidus Portunidae 20-31 (Rathbun.
Relative growth and reproduction in Achelous spinicarpus (Crustacea: Portunidae) on the south-east ern continental shelf of Brazil.
Audiences would no doubt realize that Hercules, at this moment, is precisely not "cut[ing] off words with deeds" as he takes the time to narrate his own actions rather than committing them, as he vows to Achelous.
achelous se encuentra principalmente en Venezuela, Colombia, la Guyana Francesa y existen reportes en Paraguay, Peru y Ecuador (11, 31).
Synonyms: Achelous crassimanus MacLeay, 1838; Cancer serrata Forskal, 1775; Lupa lobifrons H.
tumidulus and several American species of Portunus to the genus Achelous De Haan, 1833 (Brachyura: Portunidae).
In The Brazen Age (1613), Hercules tackles shape-changing Achelous in a fight which provided previous experience for onstage metamorphosis.