Charon (mythology)

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For the moon of Pluto, see Charon.

Charon, in Greek mythology was the ferryman of the ghosts of the dead over the Styx into Hades, a grim old figure with a mean dress and a dirty beard, peremptory in exacting from the ghosts he ferried over the obolus allowed him for passage-money.[1]


  1. Nuttall Encyclopedia of General Knowledge, article on Charon originally published in 1907 written by Reverend James Wood