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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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