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Styx

(stĭks), in Greek mythology, river of Hades that the souls of the dead had to cross on their journey from the realm of the living. It was a sacred river, and by its name even the gods took their most solemn oaths. The river was personified as a nymph, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and mother of Nike. There is a river Styx in the N Peloponnesus (in ancient Arcadia).

Styx

river which must be crossed to enter Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 259]
See: Death

Styx

river of aversion. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
See: Hatred

Styx

river of Hades across which souls of dead must travel. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 259]
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