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Charon is the god of boundaries and ferryman of the Underworld, bringing the dead across the River Styx.

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Charon or Kharonm, son of Nyx, was the ferryman of Hades who carries the souls of the newly deceased across the River Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the dead. A coin to pay Charon for passage, was usually an obolus or danake, was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person. He sometimes allows the living to enter Underworld such as Heracles, Dionysus, Aeneas, and Psyche.

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