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A nymph named Aretusa, was changed into an underground river by Artemis to escape the advances of  the river-god Alpheus, and emerged here in Sicily as this spring.

Alpheus meanwhile,  not to be defeated, changed himself into an underground river, crossed the Ionian Sea and came up in Ortygia having mingled his waters with those of Arethusa.


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 15-Jun-2006