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Acheloüs


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The longest Greek river, rising in central Epirus and debouching into the NW corner of the Corinthian Gulf. Its lower reaches were affected by heavy alluviation and constituted the much disputed frontier between Acarnania and Aetolia. Acheloüs was personified early as a water‐ and river‐god (the son of Oceanus and Tēthys), from whom all seas, rivers and springs derived.

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