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River Styx   /rˈɪvər stɪks/   Listen
River Styx

(Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls.  Synonym: Styx.

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"River Styx" Quotes from Famous Books

... death of fourteen years duration;—'tis the twentieth century resurrection, not based on ignorant credulity, nor assisted by any Oriental jugglery. No travelers ever return, the poets say, from the Land of Shades beyond the river Styx—and may be it is a good thing for them that they don't—but you can see that there is an occasional exception even to that rule, for I have just returned from a hell, the like of which, for human brutality and fiendish barbarity, ...
— Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906 - Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature • Various

Words linked to "River Styx" :   Greek mythology, Hades, river, underworld, Styx, Scheol, infernal region, netherworld, hell

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