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Achelois was a name attributed to several figures in Greek mythology.*Achelois (Greek: Ἀχελωίς, English translation: "she who washes away pain") was a minor Greek moon goddess. She was frequently the recipient of sacrifices ordered by the Dodonian Oracle, in order for her subjects to be cured of their ailments.

  • Achelois was a surname of the Sirens, the daughters of Achelous.
  • Achelois was a general name for water-nymphs, as in Columella,  where the companions of the Pegasids are called Acheloides.