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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charon  \Cha"ron\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.]  (Cless.  Myth.) 
  The  son  of  Erebus  and  Nox,  whose  office  it  was  to  ferry  the 
  souls  of  the  dead  over  the  Styx,  a  river  of  the  infernal 
  regions.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Charon 
  n  :  (Greek  mythology)  the  ferryman  who  brought  the  souls  of  the 
  dead  across  the  the  river  Styx  or  the  river  Acheron  to 
  Hades  [syn:  {Charon}] 




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