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Achelous in Heracles (Hercules): Later Adventures and Death

Achelous is the god of the largest freshwater river in Greece. Sometimes he was even thought of as the god of freshwater in general, but most of the time Poseidon got this title. He's most famous for fighting – and losing – a battle with Heracles over the hand of the lovely Deianira.

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