Do not confuse him with CHARON, the Greek ferryman of the dead. Not if you value your death.
CHARUN is a demonic deity who guards the Underworld and escorts the dead through the gates. He has a wolf’s head with a vulture beak, pointy ears, wings and a hammer of horror. Not someone you would particularly wish to bare your soul to.
Rumors that he punishes souls with torment and anguish are entirely without foundation. He leaves that up to assistants such as TUCHULCHA. Please don’t worry about that huge hammer he’s carrying. It’s purely for ceremonial use. He only hits people when absolutely necessary.