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CHARON
Also known as KHARON

A picture showing the legend of CHARON taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Grumpy ferryman of the dead across the river Styx

He's a sulky old salt who transports souls across the River STYX to the gates of the Underworld.

But not for nothing. Oh no. First you have to pay him a silver coin. Don't forget to place one under your tongue before they bury you. And even then he might refuse if you haven't been properly buried.

Isn't it time the old curmudgeon retired? He must have amassed an amazingly large pension by now. Still, with parents like EREBUS and NYX what can you expect?

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Article last updated on 02 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT CHARON : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : CHARON
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KHARON
Popularity index : 955

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