River Acheron


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Noun1.River Acheron - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by CharonRiver Acheron - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
netherworld, Scheol, underworld, Hades, infernal region, Hell - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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From the ancient city of Nikopolis, built in 31BC, to Nekromanteion, on a hill above what in ancient times was the mouth of the River Acheron, the mythical River Styx, gateway to the underworld.
The River Acheron, also known as the River of Pain, forms the border of Hell in Dante's Inferno, and serves as a metaphor for the Red Bull High Performance Program's Project Acheron.
Alighieri's vision of Hades consisted of nine circles of suffering, the first of which was Limbo, a place of "sorrow without torment" located on the nether world's outer boundary, just across the river Acheron.