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."
Of the seven northern range expansions, three were crabs (Achelous xantusii and Malacoplax californiensis, and Uca princeps), two mollusks (Aplysia vaccaria and Lobatus galeatus), one urchin (Arbacia stellata), and one fish (Alphestes immaculatus).
Un total de 18 especies fueron recolectadas en tres, dos, o una de esas cuatro estaciones y no en las restantes ocho: Achelous iridescens (51, 52, 54), Plesionika mexicana (51, 52, 54), Spinolambrus exilipes (51, 52, 53); Platymera gaudichaudii (52, 54), Acanthocarpus delsolari (52, 54), Hemisquilla californiensis (51, 52), Stenocionops ovatus (51, 52); Heterocarpus vicarius (54), Maiopsis panamensis (52), Mesorhoea belli (51), Nemausa sinensis (51), Palicus tuberculata (52), Parasquilla similis (54), Petrochirus californiensis (51), Pilumnus townsendi (53), Pinnixa affinis (53), Plesionika trispinus (54) y Quadrella nitida (51).
To such examples of retro-metamorphosis we might also add the related act of rejuvenation that Medea performs in Metamorphoses 7 when she uses witchcraft to restore her father-in-law Aeson to his youthful form of forty years earlier.13 Furthermore, amongst the classical poem's modest cast of shape-shifters (Proteus, Vertumnus, Thetis, Achelous, Periclymenus, and Mestra), who are capable of serially self-metamorphosing into a variety of forms, only one--the 'exceptional' Mestra--begins, as Andrew Feldherr notes, as a fully mortal or 'human figure'.
Christie's second bronze tour de force, however, the tumultuous group of Hercules Overcoming Achelous from around 1640-50 by the Florentine Ferdinando Tacca did sell, for a record 6.8m [pounds sterling] (Fig.
Specific name Common name Number sampled DECAPODS Achelous spinimanus Blotched swimming crab 36 Achelous spinicarpus Longspine swimming crab 36 Arenaeus cribrarius Speckled swimming crab 19 Artemesia longinaris Argentine stiletto shrimp 140 Callinectes danae Blue crab 4 Callinectes sapidus Blue crab 16 Callinectes ornatus Blue crab 120 Dardanus insignis Hermit crab 2 Hepatus pudibundus Flecked box crab 36 Libinia spinosa Spider crab 32 Loxopagurus loxochelis Hermit crab 2 Nanoplax sp.
In classical myths, for instance, water gods like Proteus and Achelous often shape-shift, changing into snakes, bulls, and so forth.
In the group of decapods, the food item of greater importance was the shrimp with IRI = 746.8, followed by the Achelous spinicarpus (Stimpson, 1871) with IRI = 364.9.
Milne-Edwards, Xanthoidea 1834) Rhithropanopeus Panopeidae 2.5-40 harrisii (Gould, Xanthoidea 1841) Achelous (=Portunus) Portunidae 30-40 spinicarpus Portunoidea (Stimpson, 1871) Callinectes sapidus Portunidae 20-31 (Rathbun.