Changarnier (April to September 1848),V.Charon(Sep (October 1850 to December 1851).
Io (probably from Charon of Lampsacus) and in Aelian, Var.
9 (from Charon of Lampsacus?), but given to his brother (called by Herodotus Patizeithes), who is said to have been the real promoter of the intrigue; the true name of the usurper is here given as Oropastes; by Ctesias as Sphendadates.
Charontidae (Charon, Sarax).
CHARON, in Greek mythology, the son of E r ebus and Nyx (Night).
Waser, Charon, Charun, Charos, mythologischarchdologische Monographie (1898); S.
(1897), who considers Charon to be an old name for the sun-god Helios embarking during the night for the East.
Mention may also be made of the following: Hecataeus of Miletus (550-476); Acusilaus of Argos, 2 who paraphrased in prose (correcting the tradition where it seemed necessary) the genealogical works of Hesiod in the Ionic dialect; he confined his attention to the prehistoric period, and made no attempt at a real history; Charon of Lampsacus (c. 450), author of histories of Persia, Libya, and Ethiopia, of annals (a)pot) of his native town with lists of the prytaneis and archons, and of the chronicles of Lacedaemonian kings; Xanthus of Sardis in Lydia (c. 450), author of a history of Lydia, one of the chief authorities used by Nicolaus of Damascus (II.
As a punishment for supplying the Titans with water in their contest with Zeus, he was turned into a river of Hades, over which departed souls were ferried by Charon.