River Styx

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n River Styx (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
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Usage

In literature:

I begin to think that I am Charon, and that this river is Styx.
"Maid Marian" by Thomas Love Peacock
It must be in the river called Styx, I declare, For the moment it drizzles it makes the men swear.
"Our Village" by Mary Russell Mitford
Charon: the Greek mythical boatman on the River Styx.
"Selections From American Poetry" by Various
The Ohio river will not be converted into flame, or into another Styx, denying a passage to every living thing.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The Ohio river will not be converted into flame, or into another Styx, denying a passage to every living thing.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The story of dipping Achilles in the river Styx is altogether post-Homeric.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Now Phoebus had sworn by the black river Styx, an oath that none of the Gods dare break, and he was forced to keep his promise.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
Really this Styx River is losing a great deal of its charm.
"The Pursuit of the House-Boat" by John Kendrick Bangs
What was the name of the man who rowed his boat on the River Styx?
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
An I have to wait for you on the River Styx, I'll punish you for making me break promise to these good fellows!
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
And then Destiny, like a novelist who does not know what to do with a character, sent him on an excursion across the River Styx.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
The Styx (= 'the abhorred') was the chief river in the lower world.
"Milton's Comus" by John Milton
Through the dim hot streets of Tartarus moved the royal procession, until it reached the first winding of the river Styx.
"The Infernal Marriage" by Benjamin Disraeli
We felt that we had come to a real heaven on earth, except for the river, which could have given points to the River Styx of infernal fame.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
She first carried Achilles, when but a baby, to the river Styx, for it was said that those who bathed in its waters could never be wounded.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
Here we find the Dead Sea and the River Styx.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
There flows the river Styx, black and terrible.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
He might be talking across the Styx; and I am not sure at the moment on which side of that river I stand.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
He can't rally Dovinger's Rangers this side of the river Styx, it seems.
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Apollo agreed, and swore to the truth of his promise by the river Styx.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
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In news:

Stepping into the River Styx, Again.
Stepping into the River Styx , Again.
River Styx at Duff's.
'Sex and the River Styx ' review: Notes of acceptance after living life to the hilt.
View full size Special to The Oregonian Sex and the River Styx , by Edward Hoagland.
SEX AND THE RIVER STYX Edward Hoagland Chelsea Green Publishing $27, 464 pages.
Gowanus Canal turns into the River Styx before your eyes.
River Styx Reading Series at Duff's.
A Greek myth tells the story of Achilles, who as a baby was dipped into the magical waters of the river Styx to make him strong.
When Achilles' mother dipped him by his heel into the River Styx, she made his body invincible everywhere but on his heel, creating a legendary weak spot that many runners can identify with.
Betty was born May 2, 1928, in River Styx, the daughter of the late Eugene and Helen Marie (Southern) Hartman, and married Clarence Mickna on Oct 13, 1947.
STYX RIVER, Alabama — A body found today in the Styx River area is the second corpse discovered in eastern Baldwin County this month, officials said.
Members of the Styx River Volunteer Fire Department found the body at about noon, according to a statement by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
Near- Drowning In Styx River.
The body of an unidentified, middle-aged male was found today in the Styx River area, and foul play was suspected, according to Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack.
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