Styx

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Styx (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Styx (Class. Myth) The principal river of the lower world, which had to be crossed in passing to the regions of the dead.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Styx In Greek myth, a river of the lower world.
    • n Styx [NL.] In zoology, a genus of butterflies, of the subfamily Pierinæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Styx stiks. See Stygian.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr.

Usage

In literature:

The result is that I have the best suite in the house, overlooking the Styx, and as fine a table as any one could want.
"Olympian Nights" by John Kendrick Bangs
A slumberous bough the god revealed to view, Thrice dipt in Styx, and drenched with Lethe's dew.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Doubtless Charon claimed heavy compensation when the Styx Ferry was disestablished.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
When you have passed the Styx, you soon meet another stream, appropriately called Lethe.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
An hour of Underground in very hot weather may give the remoteness of Styx-ferryage.
"Impressions of a War Correspondent" by George Lynch
Hadria compared it to the crossing of the Styx in Charon's gloomy ferry-boat.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Zeus swore by the Styx (which was to the gods an irrevocable oath) to accede to her request whatsoever it might be.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
A stroke, and the shivering spirit is wafted across the Styx.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
Should the sons of Virginia ever commit dishonorable acts, grim indeed will be their reception on the further shores of Styx.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
With a bath in the Styx where the thick shadow lies on And deepens the chill of its dark-running wave.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
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In poetry:

"Ah, Pluto, dost thou, one time lord of Styx
And Acheron make moan of night and cold?
Were we upon Olympus as of old
Laughter of thee would rock its festal height.
"The Dead Gods" by Cale Young Rice
As a forlorn soul waiting by the Styx
Dimly expectant of lands yet more dim,
Might peer afraid where shadows change and mix
Till the dark ferryman shall come for him.
"On A Picture" by Jean Ingelow
And the King picked up a spear, and cried,
" What hast thou there ? by the waters of Styx,
Speak or I strike," and the boy replied,
" Sweet Sire, it is a crucifix." .
"The Ballad Of Saint Vitus" by Lord Alfred Douglas
"Hebe, the chalice
Fill full to the brim!
Steep his eyes—steep his eyes in the bath of the dew,
Let him dream, while the Styx is concealed from his view,
That the life of the gods is for him!"
"Dithyramb" by Friedrich von Schiller
Atop the sideboards, in the empty room: no ptyx,
That voided toy of vibrant nonsense, left inside,
(Because the Master went to draw the tears from Styx
With that exclusive object wherein Naught takes pride.)
"Anxiety" by Stephane Mallarme
"And if all these fellows came at once, what would become of us?
They'd drown old Charon in the Styx, and murder Cerberus;
Make love to all the women here, and even to my wife;
Drink all my liquor up, and be the torment of my life.
"“EIIOΣ”" by Albert Pike

In news:

Styx will be in Muskegon on Sunday night and you could go on us.
Styx 's theatrical performance at the Pearl at the Palms.
Styx at the Pearl at the Palms on Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
Concerts, Music Tags: Styx .
Former Styx maestro Dennis DeYoung is 65 years old, but he shows no sign of slowing down.
The singer-songwriter and keyboardist currently performs a solo show billed as the Music of Styx , and in a new interview he says playing live keeps him young.
Music News Tags: styx .
Styx — "Fooling Yourself" from New Live DVD.
Bassist Ricky Phillips on Styx and Stones — and Beatles.
The face of Styx is will be appearing on the Opry tonight.
This morning Big D and Bubba had Tommy Shaw from the STYX in the studio.
If you remember back in the 80's - 90's STYX was a rock group.
Earlier on the show today we played "Come Sail Away" by Styx .
Though Styx has lost some of its original members, their body of work holds up over time.
Styx delivers at NIBROC Festival.
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