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    {Potamoi2.jpg} Bull-headed, river-crazy!The Potamoi usually were depicted in several forms; one, as a man-headed bull (which seems odd for a river god, but hey...it’s mythology!), second, as a bull-horned man with the tail of a slithery, serpentine fish instead of legs, and third, as a relaxing man whose arm rests on a pouring pitcher of clear, fresh water (and THAT makes a whole lot more sense!)
    {Potamoi4 - Achelous.jpg} ACHELOUSThere were a few fairly famous Potamoi throughout Greek mythology, including Achelous (whose river was named for him; the largest river in Greece, and who was defeated in a wrestling match by non other than Herakles himself, all over the right to marry Achelous’ daughter, Deianira!), Alpheus (who fell head over heels for a nymph named Arethusa. She didn’t return the favor and was turned into a spring by Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, who sought to protect the young nymph…), and Scamander, who fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War. Scamander was pretty ticked off when the Greek hero Achilles dumped a ton of Trojan corpses into the waters of his river, polluting it. Out of revenge, the river god viciously overflowed his banks, nearly drowning out Achilles…
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    {Potamoi2.jpg} Bull-headed, river-crazy!The Potamoi usually were depicted in several forms; one, as a man-headed bull (which seems odd for a river god, but hey...it’s mythology!), second, as a bull-horned man with the tail of a slithery, serpentine fish instead of legs, and third, as a relaxing man whose arm rests on a pouring pitcher of clear, fresh water (and THAT makes a whole lot more sense!)
    {Potamoi4 - Achelous.jpg} ACHELOUSThere were a few fairly famous Potamoi throughout Greek mythology, including Achelous (whose river was named for him; the largest river in Greece, and who was defeated in a wrestling match by non other than Herakles himself, all over the right to marry Achelous’ daughter, Deianira!), Alpheus (who fell head over heels for a nymph named Arethusa. She didn’t return the favor and was turned into a spring by Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, who sought to protect the young nymph…), and Scamander, who fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War. Scamander was pretty ticked off when the Greek hero Achilles dumped a ton of Trojan corpses into the waters of his river, polluting it. Out of revenge, the river god viciously overflowed his banks, nearly drowning out Achilles…
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  3. page Potamoi edited ... {Potamoi2.jpg} Bull-headed, river-crazy!The Potamoi usually were depicted in several forms; on…
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    {Potamoi2.jpg} Bull-headed, river-crazy!The Potamoi usually were depicted in several forms; one, as a man-headed bull (which seems odd for a river god, but hey...it’s mythology!), second, as a bull-horned man with the tail of a slithery, serpentine fish instead of legs, and third, as a relaxing man whose arm rests on a pouring pitcher of clear, fresh water (and THAT makes a whole lot more sense!)
    {Potamoi4 - Achelous.jpg} ACHELOUSThere were a few fairly famous Potamoi throughout Greek mythology, including Achelous (whose river was named for him; the largest river in Greece, and who was defeated in a wrestling match by non other than Herakles himself, all over the right to marry Achelous’ daughter, Deianira!), Alpheus (who fell head over heels for a nymph named Arethusa. She didn’t return the favor and was turned into a spring by Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, who sought to protect the young nymph…), and Scamander, who fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War. Scamander was pretty ticked off when the Greek hero Achilles dumped a ton of Trojan corpses into the waters of his river, polluting it. Out of revenge, the river god viciously overflowed his banks, nearly drowning out Achilles…
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  4. page Potamoi edited ... {Potamoi2.jpg} Bull-headed, river-crazy!The Potamoi usually were depicted in several forms; on…
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    {Potamoi2.jpg} Bull-headed, river-crazy!The Potamoi usually were depicted in several forms; one, as a man-headed bull (which seems odd for a river god, but hey...it’s mythology!), second, as a bull-horned man with the tail of a slithery, serpentine fish instead of legs, and third, as a relaxing man whose arm rests on a pouring pitcher of clear, fresh water (and THAT makes a whole lot more sense!)
    {Potamoi4 - Achelous.jpg} ACHELOUSThere were a few fairly famous Potamoi throughout Greek mythology, including Achelous (whose river was named for him; the largest river in Greece, and who was defeated in a wrestling match by non other than Herakles himself, all over the right to marry Achelous’ daughter, Deianira!), Alpheus (who fell head over heels for a nymph named Arethusa. She didn’t return the favor and was turned into a spring by Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, who sought to protect the young nymph…), and Scamander, who fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War. Scamander was pretty ticked off when the Greek hero Achilles dumped a ton of Trojan corpses into the waters of his river, polluting it. Out of revenge, the river god viciously overflowed his banks, nearly drowning out Achilles…
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    {Potamoi2.jpg} Bull-headed, river-crazy!The Potamoi usually were depicted in several forms; one, as a man-headed bull (which seems odd for a river god, but hey...it’s mythology!), second, as a bull-horned man with the tail of a slithery, serpentine fish instead of legs, and third, as a relaxing man whose arm rests on a pouring pitcher of clear, fresh water (and THAT makes a whole lot more sense!)
    {Potamoi4 - Achelous.jpg} ACHELOUSThere were a few fairly famous Potamoi throughout Greek mythology, including Achelous (whose river was named for him; the largest river in Greece, and who was defeated in a wrestling match by non other than Herakles himself, all over the right to marry Achelous’ daughter, Deianira!), Alpheus (who fell head over heels for a nymph named Arethusa. She didn’t return the favor and was turned into a spring by Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, who sought to protect the young nymph…), and Scamander, who fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War. Scamander was pretty ticked off when the Greek hero Achilles dumped a ton of Trojan corpses into the waters of his river, polluting it. Out of revenge, the river god viciously overflowed his banks, nearly drowning out Achilles…
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  6. page Potamoi edited POTAMOI Story by Brandon L. Parsons (2017) If {Potamoi1 - Daren_Horley.jpg} Potamoi - The Greek…
    POTAMOI
    Story by Brandon L. Parsons (2017)
    If{Potamoi1 - Daren_Horley.jpg} Potamoi - The Greek "River Gods" (Art by Daren Horley)If you know
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    Olympian story!
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    Potamoi usually
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    more sense!)
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    {Potamoi4 - Achelous.jpg} ACHELOUSThere
    were a
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