* Fierce Achelous. l. 475. The river Achelous deluged Etolia, by one of its branches or arms, which in the antient languages are called horns, and produced famine through∣out a great tract of country, this was represented in hieroglyphic emblems by the winding course of a serpent and the roaring of a bull with large horns. Hercules, or the emblem of strength, strangled the serpent, and tore off one horn from the bull; that is, he stopped and turned the course of one arm of the river, and restored plenty to the country. Whence the antient emblem of the horn of plenty. Dict. par M. Danet.
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