Acheron


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Ach·er·on

 (ăk′ə-rŏn′, -rən)
n. Greek Mythology
The river of woe, one of the five rivers of Hades.

Acheron

(ˈækəˌrɒn)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) one of the rivers in Hades over which the souls of the dead were ferried by Charon. Compare Styx
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) the underworld or Hades

Ach•er•on

(ˈæk əˌrɒn)

n.
a river in the ancient Greek underworld over which Charon ferried the souls of the dead.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Acheron - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by CharonAcheron - (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
References in classic literature ?
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.
You will find it near the place where the rivers Pyriphlegethon and Cocytus (which is a branch of the river Styx) flow into Acheron, and you will see a rock near it, just where the two roaring rivers run into one another.
It was about midnight when we cycled through Kingston to Surbiton, having trundled our machines across Ham Fields, mournful in the mist as those by Acheron, and so over Teddington Bridge.
Another part in Squadrons and gross Bands, On bold adventure to discover wide That dismal world, if any Clime perhaps Might yeild them easier habitation, bend Four ways thir flying March, along the Banks Of four infernal Rivers that disgorge Into the burning Lake thir baleful streams; Abhorred STYX the flood of deadly hate, Sad ACHERON of sorrow, black and deep; COCYTUS, nam'd of lamentation loud Heard on the ruful stream; fierce PHLEGETON Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.
If the deserted lake with its black woods and gray urns and images looked desolate even by daylight, under the night and the growing storm it seemed still more kke the pool of Acheron in the land of lost souls.
The acoustical properties of the underground crypt of the Acheron Nekromanteion, Preveza, Greece.
when Dante describes the spirits falling from the bank of Acheron "as dead leaves flutter from a bough," he gives the most perfect image possible of their utter lightness, feebleness, passiveness, and scattering agony of despair, without, however, for an instant losing his own clear perception that these are souls, and those are leaves; he makes no confusion of one with the other.
Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe, right) of HMS Surprise is ordered to intercept French Privateer Acheron.
Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe, left) of HMS Surprise is ordered to intercept French Privateer Acheron.
Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe, left), of HMS Surprise, is ordered to intercept French Privateer Acheron.
Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and the 197-strong crew of the HMS Surprise are ordered to intercept the French privateer Acheron and "sink, burn or take her as a prize".
In 'Dawn of War III' you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron.