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The Evinos, Evenus, or Euenos (Greek Εύηνος) is a river in Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece. It rises in the mountains near Artotina, and empties 92 km later into the north side of the Gulf of Patras near Krioneri, east of the Messolonghi lagoon. Aetolia-Acarnania, (Greek: Αιτωλοακαρνανία, Aitoloakarnanía, also Aetoloacarnania) is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece. ... The Gulf of Patras (Greek: Πατραϊκός Κόλπος Patraikos Kolpos) is a gulf that stretches from the eastern part of the Ionian Sea between Oxeia island and Cape Araxos in the south in the west up to the Strait of Rion at the capes Rio and Antirrio to the east next... Messolonghi is a town of about 12,000 people (as of 1991 census) in central Greece. ...


Mythology

The eponymous King Euenos drowned in its waters while chasing Idas, who had seized his daughter, Princess Marpessa. An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ... In Greek mythology, Idas was a son of Aphareus and Arene and brother of Lynceus. ... In Greek mythology, Marpessa was a grand-daughter of Ares, an Aetolian princess. ...


The centaur Nessus carried travellers across the Euenos on his back for a fee. When he carried Deianeira, Heracles' wife, he molested her, and Heracles shot him, the beginning of the story of the Tunic of Nessus. Nessus can have a number of meanings: Nessus, a famous centaur from Greek mythology. ... Like many mortal women in Greek mythology, Deianira (also Deianeira) occupied a perilous threshold position between the daylit world of Olympian gods and heroes and the dark chthonic primordial world of primitive earth magic. ... Hercules, a Roman bronze (Louvre Museum) In Greek mythology, Heracles, or Herakles (glory of Hera, Ἥρα + κλέος, ) was a divine hero, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, stepson of Amphitryon and great-grandson of Perseus. ... The Shirt of Nessus, Tunic of Nessus, Nessus-robe, or Nessus shirt is the shirt (chiton) daubed with the tainted blood of the centaur Nessus that Deianeira, Hercules wife, naïvely gave Hercules, burning him, and driving him to throw himself onto a funeral pyre. ...


 
 

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