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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHARON, n. In fabulous history, the son of Erebus and Nox, whose office was to ferry the souls of the deceased over the waters of Acheron and Styx, for a piece of money.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (Greek mythology) the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Char?n Date: 1513 a son of Erebus who in Greek mythology ferries the souls of the dead over the Styx

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Charon Cha"ron, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Cless. Myth.) The son of Erebus and Nox, whose office it was to ferry the souls of the dead over the Styx, a river of the infernal regions. --Shak.

Foolish Dictionary

The gloomy gondolier of the Styx, who carried the dead to the Other World--if they paid him first.

And even to-day, he who patronizes Rapid Transit must pay his fare in advance.

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