a river in the underworld, over which the souls of the dead were ferried by Charon, and by which the gods swore their most solemn oaths.
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How to use Styx in a sentence
Styx’s roots are in Chicago, where it formed in 1972, but the band has had a special relationship with Steelers fans because of their fondness for Styx’s 1979 hit, “Renegade.”Browns shake off their history, secure first playoff win since 1995 | Adam Kilgore, Des Bieler | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Fallon wasn't too shabby himself, performing admirable renditions of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and Styx's "Mr. Roboto."Viral Video of the Day: Emma Stone's Lip Sync Battle | The Daily Beast Video | April 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Already to live in one city and teach at a university in another Parks had to brave a River Styx of cumbersome paperwork.Insider Outsiders: How to Write About Greece and Italy | Alexander Aciman | July 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
With a bath in the Styx where the thick shadow lies onAnd deepens the chill of its dark-running wave.The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
To further bind himself, he swore by the river Styx—the most terrible of all oaths.Stories of Old Greece and Rome | Emilie Kip Baker
I certainly felt somewhat uncomfortable in this situation, and I thought of Cerberus on the other side of the Styx ferry.Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
Such an oath, then, did the gods appoint the eternal and primaeval water of Styx to be: and it spouts through a rugged place.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
So deathless Styx came first to Olympus with her children through the wit of her dear father.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
British Dictionary definitions for Styx
Greek myth a river in Hades across which Charon ferried the souls of the dead
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Cultural definitions for Styx
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