ARDESKOS (Ardescus) was a river-god of inland Thrake (modern Bulgaria).
The River Ardeskos or Arda--now known as the Maritsa--flowed through inland Thrake north of the Rhodope mountains to converge with the river Hebros near the town of Oresteia.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Hesiod, Theogony 337 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or 7th B.C.) :
"Tethys bore to Okeanos (Oceanus) the swirling Potamoi (Rivers) . . . Euenos (Evenus) and Ardeskos (Ardescus), and Skamandros (Scamander) [in a list of rivers]."
- Hesiod, Theogony - Greek Epic C8th - 7th B.C.