River god


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a deity supposed to preside over a river as its tutelary divinity.

See also: River

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Related to Indus River, Jhule Lal is revered by Hindus in Sindh as an incarnation of River God Varuna in Sindh and by Muslims as a famous Sufi saint by the name of Khwaja Khizr.
The Sandgate Steps are flanked by two lighthouse-looking artworks, Decorative Glasswork (Cate Watkinson, 1996) and dominated by the bronze torso and head of the Siren, part of River God & Siren (Andre Wallace, 1996).
FOR more than 10 years, a sculpture of the River God Tyne has been left high and dry on the outside wall of Newcastle Civic Centre.
Doug had to learn how to act like a god, an elemental river god, with a sexual element that gives what we have even more complexity.
Surely, a more sensible aetiology would either have Marcia herself encounter the river god or state that the niece shared her mother's name.
The story is rounded off with an unexpected conclusion wrought by a revengeful river god.
If the twist of the river god's torso is a trope so familiar as to need no introduction, the same can hardly be said for Andrea's painting.
She has spent her life on the water, waiting for the river god to speak to her, but he has not.
The closest analogy that rushes to my mind is that of the Greek Mythological figure Narcissus, the most beautiful son of River God Cephisus who as the tale goes 'once drew near the waters of the river Styx to drink water but was bowled over by the beauty of his own reflection fell in love with it and unable to clasp his beloved object, died exhausted at the banks of the river itself'.
The statue of the river god Ilissos has been lent to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg for an exhibition until mid-January.
The statue of the river god Ilissos has been lent to the renowned Russian museum for an exhibition until mid-January.