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Acheron   Listen

(Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon.  Synonym: River Acheron.

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"Acheron" Quotes from Famous Books

... to see it, never more, For down to Acheron's dread shore, A living victim am I led To Hades' universal bed. To my dark lot no bridal joys Belong, nor e'er the jocund noise Of hymeneal chant shall sound for me, But death, cold death, my only spouse ...
— Lectures Delivered in America in 1874 • Charles Kingsley

... universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlived so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness. For my panacea, instead of one of those quack vials of a mixture dipped from Acheron and the Dead Sea, which come out of those long shallow black-schooner looking wagons which we sometimes see made to carry bottles, let me have a draught of undiluted morning air. Morning air! If men will not drink of this at ...
— Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience • Henry David Thoreau

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

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