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Acheron

(ăk`ərŏn): see HadesHades
, in Greek and Roman religion and mythology. 1 The ruler of the underworld: see Pluto. 2 The world of the dead, ruled by Pluto and Persephone, located either underground or in the far west beyond the inhabited regions.
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Acheron

river of woe in the underworld. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 5]
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TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] This is the sort of thing I said as I stood over the ditch-- Because I remembered quite well what Circe had advised me to do, That witch who knows every medicament the wide world has to offer-- But then a huge wave swelled up from the lion-taming Acheron, 40 Cocytus and Lethe and the great Polyphlegethon, And a host of dead came round to stand with me over the ditch.
59) In contrast to classical Acheron, which parts the realm of the living from the realm of the dead, in Irish descents into the purgatorial cave a river or an abyss separates the kingdom of the damned from the Kingdom of God.
Here, the Spree might be taken to evoke the Styx and Acheron.
47) The likening of "gate of the kirkyard" to a "ferry-gate" conjures up the figure of Charon (whose duty, of course, is to conduct the souls of the dead in a boat over the rivers Styx and Acheron to the infernal regions) and hints at the tragic outcome mooted by Rossetti to Allingham.
is nought to me;/My one desire's to die, and see/The dew-besprinkled lotus-brim/ Of Acheron.
That shot of the Acheron was mostly a visual effect.
La National Geographic Society, Rolex y Acheron Project construyeron el Deepsea Challenger, un sumergible de inmersion profunda para llegar al fondo del abismo Challenger, el punto mas profundo de la Tierra.
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.
MacDonald was prosecuted for murdering her husband, Warren MacDonald, in September 2004 on their property in Acheron, central Victoria.
Playing the role of Charon, the mythological ferryman who conducts souls across the river Acheron to the shore of Hades, the lawmen are the sole agents of the otherwise unseen state power that guides Monty to his ominous fate--toward an underworld of incarceration that is likened to death and hell throughout the film, toward America's "Undiscovered Country.
The flora and vegetation of the Acheron Delta (W Greecce) aiming at nature conservation--Phyton (Horn, Austria) 37: 31-60.