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  • Acheron — 1580s, fabled river of the Lower World in Greek mythology. The name perhaps means marsh like (Cf. akherousai marshlike water ); the derivation from akhos woe is considered folk etymology …   Etymology dictionary

  • Acheron — /ak euh ron /, n. 1. Class. Myth. a river in Hades over which Charon ferried the souls of the dead. 2. the infernal regions; hell; Hades. * * * ▪ river, Greece       river in Thesprotía in Epirus, Greece, that was thought in ancient times to go… …   Universalium

  • Acheron — /ˈækərɒn/ (say akuhron) noun Classical Mythology 1. a river in Hades, over which Charon ferried the souls of the dead. 2. the lower world; hell. –Acherontic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of cultural references in The Divine Comedy — The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is a long allegorical poem in three parts or canticas (or cantiche ), Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise), and 100 cantos, with the Inferno having 34, Purgatorio 33, and Paradiso 33 …   Wikipedia

  • Geography of the Odyssey — Events in the main sequence of the Odyssey (excluding the narrative of Odysseus s adventures) take place in the Peloponnese and in what are now called the Ionian Islands (Ithaca and its neighbours). Incidental mentions of Troy and its… …   Wikipedia

  • Murray River — For other uses, see Murray River (disambiguation). Coordinates: 35°33′32″S 138°52′48″E / 35.55889°S 138.88°E / 35.55889; 138 …   Wikipedia

  • Conan the Barbarian — For other uses, see Conan the Barbarian (disambiguation). Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black haired, sullen eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Charon's obol — Charon and Psyche (1883), a pre Raphaelite interpretation of the myth by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope Charon s obol is an allusive term for the coin placed in or on the mouth[1] of a dead person before burial. According to …   Wikipedia

  • Epirus (region) — Epirus (from Ionic Greek Ήπειρος Ēpeiros , Doric Greek: Ἅπειρος Apeiros , in Albanian: Epir or Epiri ) is a region in south eastern Europe, currently divided between the periphery of Epirus in Greece (80%) and Northern Epirus in southern… …   Wikipedia

  • Acherusia — In Greek mythology, Acherusia (Greek: Αχερουσια λιμνη or Αχερουσις), a name given by the ancients to several lakes or swamps, which, like the various rivers of the name of Acheron, were at some time believed to be connected with the lower world,… …   Wikipedia

  • hell —    The underworld abode of souls of the dead. In Christianity, hell is the opposite of heaven and is the place ruled by the DEVIL, where DEMONs torment sinners for eternity. Hell is the complete absence of God, light, and love; a place of… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

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