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David Stack

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Greek God Project
By: David Stack

Ferryman Of the Dead
Charon would ferry dead souls across the river Styx. Interestingly, he would be paid a coin, usually an obolus, or a danake. Those who couldn't pay would be forced to walk the shores of the river Styx unable to cross for one hundred years.
Family Tree
Charon was the son of Erebus and Nyx

Charon, the ferryman of the dead would bring the souls of the dead across the river Styx, and bring them into the underworld.
Links to Modern Times
The well known character the Grim Reaper are similar. Many characteristics of Charon and the Grim Reaper are the same. Wearing dark clothing and cloaks, along with bony and frail demeanor.
The Coins
Obolus: Greek silver coin

Danake: Persian silver coin
The primordial deity whose name literally means deep dark shadow
The Greek goddess and personification of the night.

Fun fact: Nyx + Erebus= brother and sister.
Depictions Of Charon
Charon is often depicted as an old sullen man, an old decrepit sailor, and most commonly a demon-like death figure, similar to a grim reaper.
Bibliography Page
Lindemans, Micha. "Charon." Encyclopedia Mythica. N.p., 27 march 2002. Web. 11 Nov 2013. <http://www.pantheon.org/articles/c/charon.html>.

Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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Personifications of Death
Almost every culture and religion has a symbol of death such as:
Charon-Greek Origin
The Grim Reaper- Christian Origin
The Angel of Death- Jewish Origin
Pesta- Scandinavian Origin
Śmierć- Polish Origin
Saint Death- Latin American Origin

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