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ἀνάμιγδα=“ἀναμίξ”, suggesting the confusion of sounds. The form is a rare one: but Nicander has “ἀμμίγδην” ( Alex.570, Ther.912). Cp. 839ἄμμιγα”.

κεράτων. A prominent mention is given to the horns, since the story was that Heracles broke off one of them. Cp. Ovid M. 9. 85 rigidum fera dextera cornu | Dum tenet, infregit, truncaque a fronte revellit. Acheloüs ransomed it by giving his conqueror the horn of Amaltheia, or cornucopia ( Apollod.2. 7. 5). This gift, which Heracles transferred as the bride-price to Oeneus, was explained as a symbol of the increased fertility gained by works which altered the course of the Acheloüs (Strabo 10, p. 458).

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    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 2.7.5
    • Strabo, Geography, 10
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