Definition of River Styx

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

Exact synonyms: Styx
Group relationships: Hades, Hell, Infernal Region, Netherworld, Scheol, Underworld
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: River

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Lexicographical Neighbors of River Styx

Ritz's combination principle
Riva-Rocci sphygmomanometer
Rivea corymbosa
River Acheron
River Adige
River Aire
River Arno
River Avon
River Cam
River Cocytus
River Kasai
River Lethe
River Plate
River Severn
River Styx (current term)
River Thames
River Trent
River Tyne
Rivero-Carvallo effect
Rivers' cocktail
Riviere's salt
Rivina humilis
Rivinus' canals
Rivinus' ducts
Rivinus' gland

Literary usage of River Styx

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1. The American Indian (Uh-nish-in-na-ba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"... to the Land of Souls—Like the River Styx of the Greeks—Perils in Passing Over this Mythical River—Description of the Land of the Blessed—Indian Religion ..."

2. A Captive of War by Solon Hyde (1900)
"CHAPTER XIX ACROSS THE River Styx EARLY on the morning of the second day (Monday) before the light of dawn had penetrated the dark room, our door was opened ..."

3. Europa: Or, Scenes and Society in England, France, Italy, and Switzerland by Daniel Clarke Eddy (1860)
"In this vicinity are the Elysian Fields and the River Styx, immortalized by Virgil, and so often sighed over by romantic young men, when they begin to read ..."

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