Greek - A river-god. Son of Oceanus and Gaea or of Helius and Tethys. Father of Callirhoe, Castalia and the Sirens. He was able to assume the shape of a serpent or bull or a bull-headed man. He fought Heracles for the hand of Deianeira and was defeated, losing one of his horns in the struggle. He replaced it with a horn of the goat which had suckled the infant Zeus. Also commonly identified as Achelous, Akelos, Akelos, Akheloos or Akheloos.

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