ANAUROS was a River-God of Thessalia in Northern Greece.
The River Anauros was a small stream near Mount Pelion in southern Thessalia. It flowed into the Gulf of Pagasai near the town of Iolkos. The hero Jason was said to have lost a sandal in its waters as he ferried the diguised goddess Hera across its stream. The most important neighbouring rivers were the mighty Peneios in the north, and Sperkheios in Malis to the south-west.
Hesiod, Shield of Heracles 472 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or 7th B.C.) :
"But [the river] Anauros, swelled by a rain-storm, blotted out the grave and memorial of Kyknos; for so Apollon, Leto's son, commanded him, because he used to watch for and violently despoil the rich hecatombs that any might bring to Pytho."
- Hesiod, Shield of Heracles - Greek Epic C8th-7th B.C.