- (Astronomy) The largest of three moons of the solar planet Pluto. (Read more at Wikipedia)
- (Mythology) The ferryman of Hades. (Read more at Wikipedia)
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Charon, in the Greek mythology the ferryman of the ghosts of the
dead over the Styx into Hades, a grim old figure with a mean dress and a
dirty beard, peremptory in exacting from the ghosts he ferried over the
obolus allowed him for passage-money.
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