Acheron Name Meaning & Origin

Acheron

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USAGE: Greek Mythology
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ἀχέρων
PRONOUNCED: ak-U-rawn (Ancient Greek), ash-U-rawn (Modern)
OTHER FORMS: Akheron

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In Greek mythology, Acheron was the "river of pain/woe," one of the 7 rivers through Hades. It is occasionally used, poetically, to refer to hell itself.

Derived from Greek ἄχεα ῥέων (áchea rhéōn) meaning "the stream of woe". Also compare Greek αχος (achos) meaning "pain". Some consider the aforementioned meaning to be folk etymology, saying that instead the name might be derived from Greek acherousai meaning "marsh-like water". In Greek mythology, the Acheron was a branch of the underworld river of Styx, which newly dead souls needed to cross in order to get into Hades.

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A hero of the "Dark Hunter" paranormal romance series. Acheron is, as a his name suggests, a supernatural figure with dark origins.

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