KLADEOS (Cladeus) was a river-god of Elis in the Peloponnese, southern Greece.
The Kladeos stream was a small tributary of the Alpheios (Alpheus) river. Their streams merged near near the sanctuary of Olympia--site of the Olympic Games.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 10. 6 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"[Amongst the sculptural figures on the pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia :] At the very edge lies Kladeos (Cladeus), the river which, in other ways also, the Eleans honour most after Alpheios (Alpheus) . . . Then the pediment narrows again, and in this part of it is represented Alpheios."
Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 15. 6 :
"[At Olympia in Elis :] There are behind the Heraion (Heraeum, Temple of Hera) altars of the river Kladeos (Cladeus) and of Artemis."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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