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Definition of the noun Achelous

What does Achelous mean as a name of something?

Achelous is a genus of Portunidae, described by De Haan in 1833.

Achelous is a kind of Portunidae, described by De Haan in 1833.


Achelous is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe, a Greek God and enemy of Hercules who first appeared in Hercules vol. 3, #1 in 2005. He is the son of the ocean gods Oceanus and Tethys.


  1. Achelous: In Greek mythology, Achelous was the patron deity of the "silver-swirling" Achelous River, which is the largest river of Greece, and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit. His name is pre-Greek, its meaning unknown. The Greeks invented etymologies to associate it with Greek word roots. However, these are etymologically unsound and of much later origin than the name itself.
  2. Achelous is a relatively fresh crater on Ganymede adjacent to the similarly sized Gula. It has an outer lobate ejecta deposit extending about a crater radius from the rim.

Phrases with Achelous

Phrases starting with the word Achelous:

  1. Achelous Asper
  2. Achelous Sebae
  3. Achelous Ordwayi
  4. Achelous Angustus
  5. Achelous Gibbesii
  6. Achelous Xantusii
  7. Achelous Binoculus
  8. Achelous Rufiremus
  9. Achelous Stanfordi
  10. Achelous Tumidulus
  11. Achelous Brevimanus
  12. Achelous Floridanus
  13. Achelous Granulatus
  14. Achelous Iridescens
  15. Achelous Spinimanus

Phrases ending with the word Achelous:

  1. Genus Achelous
  2. Lonomia Achelous
  3. Parides Achelous
  4. Arhopala Achelous

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Achelous

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Google previewDeath in Venice & A Man and His Dog (2012)

A Dual-Language Book by Thomas Mann

The following description of the sacred grove is based closely on Plato's dialogue Phaedrus (Achelous is a river god), but some of the erotic philosophy in this paragraph is closer to the dialogue Symposium. Schönheit der Weg des Fühlenden ...

Google previewDeath in Venice (2012)

by Thomas Mann

The description of the sacred grove in which Socrates instructs Phaedrus is based closely on Plato's own text near the beginning of the dialogue Phaedrus; Achelous is a river god. But some of the erotically tinged, sophistical philosophy that ...

Google previewExplorations in Ancient and Modern Philosophy (2012)

by M. F. Burnyeat

As the sorites questioning proceeds, some groups of worshippers want to drop out earlier than others ('Yes, Achelous is a god, but not the Nile: leave that to the Egyptians';); and eventually we reach something like the torrents, or a puddle by ...

Google previewThe nine books of the History of Herodotus, tr. from the text of T. Gaisford, with notes and a summary by P.E. Laurent (1827)

by Herodotus

The junction of those islands to the continent by the sands and rubbish brought down the Achelous is a fact to which all modern travellers bear testimony, m.n. Curzolari; according to Meletius Scrophais. ii. 10. Edonis. A small country of Thrace, ...

Google previewHerodotus (1830)

by Herodotus

Achelous is a river of Acarnania, and the Echinades close to that coast, and distant from Elis a considerable space. No descent of earth from ...

Google previewDictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)

by Jennifer R. March

Achaeans ~ Achelous 5 Acheron ~ Achilles 6 Achilles 7 Achilles Achilles. Achaeans see ACHAEUS. Achaeus Ancestor of the Achaeans, and brother of ION, the ancestor of the Ionians. They were the sons of the Thessalian XUTHUS and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

see Achelous. Achelous Acheloos (Greek) A river god. Shape changer. Achelous is the eldest of the three thousand sons (known astheRivers) ...

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Small photo of Achelous and the cornucopia (Simon Maziere 16 th)Small photo of Antique sculpture of Heracles and Achelous, Branicki Palace, Bialystok, PolandSmall photo of Achelous and the cornucopia by Simon Maziere 16 thSmall photo of Bridge on Achelous or Acheloos river, Agrinio, Greece, aerial view.Small photo of GREECE - CIRCA 1970: A stamp printed in Greece, from the ''Hercules" issue shows Hercules fighting Achelous, circa 1970.Small photo of GREECE - CIRCA 1970: A stamp printed in Greece, shows the image on the amphora, the battle of Hercules and Achelous, circa 1970 More...

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4E1L1O1U1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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