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Area(s) Reported: River Styx in Hades
Date(s) Reported: ca. 12th Century BCE to 7th Century CE

When the ancient Greeks died, they got a pretty raw deal... in order to get to the afterlife, they literally had to pay for the trip! Their supernatural "taxi driver" in this case was called Charon; and if you didn't have a coin for him, your afterlife was going to suck. Big time.

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Encyclopedia Mythica: Charon, 2008 website, by Micha F. Lindemans,
Encyclopedia Mythica: Styx (River), 2008 website, by Michael Dawson,

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