River Styx

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(Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls

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From the ancient city of Nikopolis, built in 31BC, to Nekromanteion, on a hill above what in ancient times was the mouth of the River Acheron, the mythical River Styx, gateway to the underworld.
Casey has been published in Calyx, chicago Review, Kenyon, River Styx and Zyzzva, among others.
Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, River Styx, Salmagundi, and Southern
The Egyptians believed that when a person dies, his spirit goes to the underworld called Hades, where a boatman waits to bring the spirit to the other side of the River Styx, and it takes 40 days for the boatman to cross the river.
The Shieldinch cab is the characters' equivalent of sailing across the River Styx into the Underworld.
His work also has appeared in magazines and journals such as Poetry, First Things, River Styx, North American Review, Sewanee Theological Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Oxford American.
including River Styx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry
Who in their right mind would name a killer winter storm from the other side of the River Styx after a cute fish or a deranged submarine captain?
It is often assumed the correct spelling was "out in the styx" and that it referred to the River Styx in Greek mythology, which separated the living world from the dead.
His work has been featured or is forthcoming in magazines such as Bellingham Review, The Southern Review, Phoebe, Tampa Review and Wisconsin Review, and he has worked as a fiction editor at Mid-American Review, River Styx and Witness.
Her use of bodies of water--whether a river or the sea--is as transforming and foreboding as the River Styx.
As Hades begins to confront him, calling him "dog," the shadow of Cerberus as the dog who guarded the river Styx looms large.
Sex and the River Styx follows Edward Hoagland's travels to Uganda to meet the family he'd been helping to support-there to find social and cultural oddities and reflections that revise his entire thinking about the continent.
The record was later remixed by the musician and rap poet River Styx.
Edward Hoagland, Sex and the River Styx (CHELSEA GREEN, 2011)