A-Z: General definitions: Alpheus


A river-god, son of Oceanus and Tethys. There are a varied stories about him, one of which is that he fell in love with a nymph, Arethusa, as she was bathing in his waters. She ran away but he chased her, turning her into a well. Alpheus then turned himself into a river, running from Peloponnesus and joining with the waters in the well.

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