Charon

noun
Char·​on | \ ˈker-ən How to pronounce Charon (audio) , -än \

Definition of Charon

: a son of Erebus who in Greek mythology ferries the souls of the dead over the Styx

First Known Use of Charon

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Charon

Latin, from Greek Charōn

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“Charon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Charon. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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