(mythology) A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.
Origin of acheron
From LatinAcheron, from Ancient Greek Ἀχέρων (Acherōn), from ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων (ho akhea rheōn, “the stream of woe”).
Acheron Sentence Examples
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.
ACHERON, in Greek mythology, the son of Gaea or Demeter.
Vuvo), a tributary of the Acheron, a river of Thesprotia (mod.
The name is also applied in Greek mythology to a tributary of the Acheron or of the Styx, a river in Hades.