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Never crossed Acheron two spirits more despairing—less hopeful of happiness beyond.The Death Shot|Mayne Reid
Acheron, ak′kėr-on, n. death, hell—from the name of that river in the infernal regions of classical mythology.
Acheron—the sound of the word roused instinctive vibrations of memory and associations in his mind.
Ascal'aphos, son of Acheron, turned into an owl for tale-telling and trying to make mischief.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Here was its home in the centuries before it journeyed to Acheron.
noun Greek myth
1580s, fabled river of the Lower World in Greek mythology. The name perhaps means "marsh-like" (cf. Greek akherousai "marshlike water"); the derivation from Greek akhos "woe" is considered folk etymology.