charon charon  /ˈkɛ rən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Greek mythology) the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades

News

  • Donna Jean (Novak) Charon

    Donna Jean (Novak) Charon, 60, Hibbing, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at her home after a fierce battle with lung cancer.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune

Quotes

  1. The magazine added that at the end of the exchange, which took place in an official car, Mr Chirac told the chauffeur: "Monsieur Charon will be getting out at the next red light".
    on Apr 10, 2010 By: Jacques Chirac Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "This is a moment that I've been waiting for, for a long time," says Eric Francis, a minor-planet astrologer who edits the Web site Planetwaves.net. "People are finally talking about Charon."
    on Aug 26, 2006 By: Eric Francis Source: Seattle Times

  3. "Since they've been in the deep freeze of the outer solar system for four-and-a-half billion years, by understanding Pluto, Charon, and the other bodies out there, we're seeing baby pictures of our solar system," Pasachoff said in a recent...
    on Jan 29, 2006 By: Jay Pasachoff Source: Boston Globe

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