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Charon

Charon

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Charon Photos

One Handsome Ferryman
If only I had time for a personal life. [La barca de Caront by Josep Benlliure Gil, 1932.]


I Am Amazing
Giordano is one of the few artists to capture my true magnificence. [Die Barke des Charon, der Schlaf der Nacht und Morpheus by Luca Giordano, 1684-1686.]


Probably Not Their Favorite Family Outing
They were a nice family, but sooner or later everybody's gotta take a ride with me. [Passage on the River Styx by Nicolas Louis Francois Gosse, 1819.]


Drama Queens
Why can't anybody ever help me row the stupid boat? [Äneas, die Sibylle und Charon by Giuseppe Maria Crespi, 1695-1705.]


Aeneas Again
Why do all these heroes always want to come to the Underworld? They'll get here soon enough. [Aeneas and Charon by Wenceslas Hollar, 17th Century.]


Political Cartoon
I found this likeness of me to be quite offensive. This political cartoonist got a very bumpy boat ride when he came my way. [Charon's Boat by James Gillray, 1807.]


Kind of Dark
The Underworld really isn't as miserable as this picture makes it out to be. [Charon, der Fährmann der Unterwelt by Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1535-1541.]


Hate That Dante
So Dante could write a mean epic poem, but I'm the demon? [Illustration of Dante's Inferno, Canto 3 by Giovanni Stradano, 2007.]


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