Styx Picture

Photograph taken on Bonfire Night 2003 - Coincidently, Guy Fawkes was born in 1570 just a mile from where I live in York.

Styx - The river that separates the world of the living from the world of the dead. Styx, it is said, winds around Hades nine times. Its name comes from the Greek word stugein which means hate, Styx, the river of hate. This river was so respected by the gods of Greek mythology that they would take life binding oaths just by mentioning its name. Charon, the old ferry man who ferries the dead onto the underworld, crosses the river Styx where the three headed dog Cerebus stands his eternal guard, allowing all souls to enter, but none to leave.
Charon - Guide of the Styx
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