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Styx definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls [syn: Styx, River Styx]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin Styg-, Styx, from Greek Date: 14th century the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology

Britannica Concise

In Greek mythology, a river of the underworld. The name comes from a Greek word that denotes both hatred and extreme cold, and it expresses loathing of death. In the epics of Homer, the gods swore by the water of Styx as their most binding oath. Hesiod personified Styx as the daughter of Oceanus and the mother of Emulation, Victory, Power, and Might. The ancients believed that its water was poisonous and would dissolve any vessel except one made of the hoof of a horse or an ass.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Styx Styx, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Class. Myth.) The principal river of the lower world, which had to be crossed in passing to the regions of the dead.



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