By command of Zeus she carries in a ewer water from the Styx, with which she puts to sleep all who perjure themselves.
According to another story Thetis dipped the child in the waters of the river Styx, by which his whole body became invulnerable, except that part of his heel by which she held him; whence the proverbial "heel of Achilles" (Statius, Achilleis, i.
It was his duty to ferry over the Styx (or Acheron) those souls of the deceased who had duly received the rites of burial, in payment for which service he received an obol, which was placed in the mouth of the corpse.
The name is also applied in Greek mythology to a tributary of the Acheron or of the Styx, a river in Hades.
Long, above which a path has been made, whence a stairway leads down to the banks of the river Styx, a body of water 40 ft.
A bed of Agaricus was found by the writer near the river Styx; and upon this hint an attempt has been made to propagate edible fungi in this locality.
To say that these truths are independent of him is to speak of God as a Jupiter or a Saturn, - to subject him to Styx and the Fates."
A special confirmation is given in this case, as the Siren is represented mounted on her seahorse crossing the Styx upon the vase of Pluto and Proserpine in the collection of the Naples Museum.
Trivia) accompanied by the dogs of the Styx and crowds of the dead.