Myth. an escort of souls to the underworld
Origin of psychopompfrom Classical Greek psychopomp?s, epithet of Hermes or Charon from psych?, soul (see psyche) + pomp?s, escort, guide
In various systems of religious belief, a being, such as a god or a person acting as a shaman, who guides the spirits of the dead to the afterlife or the otherworld.
Origin of psychopompGreek psūkhopompos psūkhē soul ; see bhes- in Indo-European roots. pompos guide ( from pempein to send, escort )