Acheron

Acheron

[ak-uh-ron]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a river in Hades over which Charon ferried the souls of the dead.
2.
the infernal regions; hell; Hades.
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Acheron (ˈækəˌrɒn)
 
n
1.  Compare Styx one of the rivers in Hades over which the souls of the dead were ferried by Charon
2.  the underworld or Hades

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Acheron
1580s, fabled river of the Lower World in Gk. mythology. The name probably means "marsh-like" (cf. akherousai "marshlike water"); the derivation from akhos "woe" is considered folk etymology.
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