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?
Article last updated on 08 January 2014
by Peter J Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Charon: Greek God of Escorting Souls (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 September 2014.