The name of this little boat is “Χάρος” (pr.: Charos) which in plain english is… “Death”

…so you may know that

in Greek mythology, Charos or Kharon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. A coin to pay Charon for passage, usually an obolus or danake, was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person. Some authors say that those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred years…

In the catabasis mytheme, heroes – such as Heracles, Orpheus, Aeneas, Theseus, Sisyphus, Dionysus, Odysseus and Psyche – journey to the underworld and return, still alive, conveyed by the boat of Charon

; )




6 comments on “Inauspiciously”

  1. I don’t know ! Try out your new boat and find that the tide has gone out ! 😉 ❤

  2. Excellent colour palette and sense of humour Pelly! Love it! 🙂

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