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Achelous (Greek deity)

LC control no.no2017032519
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Personal name headingAchelous (Greek deity)
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Variant(s)Acheloios (Greek deity)
Achelojas (Greek deity)
Achelojus (Greek deity)
Acheloo (Greek deity)
Acheloos (Greek deity)
Aheloj (Greek deity)
Aĥeloo (Greek deity)
Akeloo (Greek deity)
Akelou (Greek deity)
Akheloĭ (Greek deity)
Akheloios (Greek deity)
Akheloos (Greek deity)
Akhelóosz (Greek deity)
Aqueloo (Greek deity)
Aquelou (Greek deity)
Αχελωος (Greek deity)
Αχελωιος (Greek deity)
Ахелој (Greek deity)
Ахелой (Greek deity)
Other standard no.Q391379
Associated countryGreece
Associated placeAchelous River (Greece)
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Found inMolinari, Nicholas J. Potamikon : sinews of Acheloios, 2016.
Britannica online, March 14, 2017 (Achelous, Greek Akheloios, shape-shifting Greek river god who was the personification of the Achelous River, one of the longest rivers in Greece. Achelous, who was worshipped as the god of fresh water, was chief among his 3,000 brothers, and all springs, rivers, and oceans were believed to issue from him)
Theoi Greek mythology website, March 14, 2017 (Akheloios (Achelous) was a River-God of Aitolia (Aetolia) in central Greece. As the deity of the largest river in the region he was often portrayed as the god of fresh-water in general; Greek name: Αχελωιος = Achelōios, Αχελωος = Achelōos)
   <>, March 14, 2017 (Achelous was a deity in Greek mythology, the river god of the eponymous river, which is the largest in Greece. Therefore, Achelous was the most important of the river gods. Although some sources mention that he was the son of Gaea and Oceanus, it was generally believed that all river deities were descendants of Tethys and Oceanus. Achelous is also called Acheloos)
Wikipedia, March 14, 2017 (In Greek mythology, Achelous (Ancient Greek: Αχελωιος = Achelōios, and later Αχελωος = Achelōos) was originally the god of all water, and the rivers of the world were viewed by many as his sinews. Later, in Hellenistic times, he was specifically a river god who became the patron deity of the Achelous River, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit (though the initiated still revered him as the god of all water) Asturian page (Aquelou) Bulgarian page (Ахелой = Akheloĭ) Spanish page (Aqueloo) Esperanto page (Aĥeloo) Basque page (Akeloo) Italian page (Acheloo) Lithuanian page (Achelojus; Achelojas) Hungarian page (Akhelóosz) Norwegian page (Akheloos) Portuguese page (Aqueloo) Albanian page (Akelou) Serbian page (Ахелој = Aheloj)
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