GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

STYX

Greek Underworld Goddess

Goddess of the Underworld River and Unbreakable Oaths

’Styx and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.’ Well, they will if you swear by the River Styx and then break your oath.

The River Styx goes through the Underworld and is in the charge of the Goddess of that name. She’s the daughter of the Ocean and had four children, Force, Might, Victory and Zeal who helped the Gods in the War against the TITANS.

She was rewarded with her own ten-channel river, a palace in the Underworld and dominion over the Oaths of the Gods. Anyone swearing such an oath has to drink from her ice cold waters to bind their vow. Quite a chilling experience as these drinks can freeze the blood and destroy mere mortals.

STYX FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : STYX
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Underworld
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 24985

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Article last updated on 14 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "STYX: Goddess of the Underworld from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 14 Apr. 2013. Web. 26 July 2014.

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