Cocytus


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Related to Cocytus: Phlegethon
  • noun

Synonyms for Cocytus

(Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron

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The horrific hole in the ground is about to consume Rome's sacred geography--Styx was a stable boundary that separated distinct domains, but here Cocytus is an all-engulfing hellmouth that swallows spatial distinctions.
In Greek mythology five rivers of the underworld are mentioned: Acheron, Cocytus, Lethe, Phlegethon (or Pyriphlegethon) and which other?
Now on the banks of Cocytus and sorrowful Acheron will I soon sing my prophecies.
In fact, Picone holds that Ovid's description of the winter landscape along the Danube led to Dante's invention of Cocytus, the frozen pit in hell, which is the point in the universe farthest from God.
In Dante's pit of Hell, whose floor is the frozen Lake Cocytus, and where the inhabitants are plunged up to their necks in ice, one hears a similar rage.
Picone suggests a connection between Ovid's frozen sea and Dante's frozen Cocytus in the Inferno (16-19).
They steeped me thrice in Cocytus from Hades's shore,
A note to the passage by Wilson associates the infernal rivers, Acheron, Cocytus, and Lethe with the canals leading to the pyramids.
The references to Cocytus and Acheron are the last to the classical world.