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The Ferryman                                                             by Deran Wright

Charon, from the Greek charopós, meaning 'fiery eyes' was the ferryman of Hades. Tasked with ferrying the newly deceased across the river Styx, the ferryman charged an obol for passage. Coins were placed on the eyes of the dead so they could pay for the crossing. Those who could not pay were doomed to wander the bleak shores of Hades for a hundred years.

Only the mightiest of heroes were able to pass unscathed and return alive. And one musician.

The Ferryman awaits...

The Ferryman, a bronze sculpture by Deran Wright

The Ferryman  


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