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.
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. There was no punishment in Limbo, but there was no joy, either: The atmosphere in that first circle, according to Alighieri, was profoundly sad, yet peculiarly peaceful.
The reader also gets to wander through several brilliantly constructed realms in Hood's Swan Park from Arcadia to Hades, containing such sights as a "hissing Hydra," a "flame-breathing Chimera," a "hundred-armed Briareus," the river Acheron, and Tisiphone.