Usage: Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Scripts Ἀχελώιος, Ἀχελῷος(Ancient Greek)
From Greek Ἀχελώιος (Acheloios), which is of unknown meaning, possibly of Semitic origin. This was the name of a Greek god of water and rivers, in particular the Achelous River in western Greece. He fought with (and was defeated by) Herakles for the hand of Deianeira.