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Charon is the grumpy old Ferryman who transports the souls of the dead into the Underworld by taking them across the River Acheron or the River Styx. Don't thank him quite yet: this was not a free service our man Charon was offering. You could only hitch a ride with the Ferryman if you had an obolus (a coin) to give him. Otherwise, you had to wait on the banks of the River Acheron for a hundred years until Mr. Grump would take you across. Make sure you bring exact change! You also weren't welcome on Charon's boat if you hadn't had a proper burial: in that case, you'd be doomed to wander the earth as a ghost, which the ancient Greeks thought was a fate worse than death. But the Greeks wised up: they were pretty obsessed with proper burial, and – don't forget about the fee – they would always place a coin under the tongue of the recently deceased.
Kharon, the Ferryman, the Boatman, O Captain My Captain
Underworld (pretty darn close to Hades)
Occupation: Ferryman of the Dead. No big deal.
Hades for King
Erebos and Nyx
Let's be honest: nobody really likes me all that much.
Single. It's kind of tough to meet people down here.
"The hasty and the tardy meet at the ferry."
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Grumpy Old Men
Numismatics (the study of coins)