10Alpheus and Arethusa
Alpheus was known as the river god who fell in love with Alpheus, a follower of the goddess of virginity and chastity, Artemis. As expected she did not want to have anything to do with men, much to the dismay of her suitor. But when she swam in the river of Alpheus, he went after her. To be free from his arms, Arethusa asked Artemis’ help and she turned into a spring, which is said to be the underground channel in Syracuse. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!