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In Greek mythology, Charon or Kharon (in Greek, Χάρων — the bright[1]) was the ferryman of Hades. He was the son of Erebus and Nyx.

Charon carried souls of the newly deceased across the river that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. Those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred years. A coin to pay Charon for passage, usually an obolus or danake, was placed on or in the mouth of the dead person.[2] In the catabasis mytheme, heroes — such as Heracles, Orpheus, Aeneas, Dionysus and Psyche — journey to the underworld and return, still alive, conveyed by the boat of Charon.
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