Charon is a figure from Greek mythology, known as the ferryman of the dead. He was responsible for transporting the souls of the deceased across the River Styx, which separated the world of the living from the underworld.
Charon was said to be a dark and gloomy figure, dressed in tattered robes, and with a hooded cloak covering his face. He was often depicted as an old man with a long white beard, holding a long oar used to navigate the boat across the River Styx.
It was said that in order to cross the River Styx, the souls of the dead had to pay Charon a coin, known as an obol, which was placed on the eyes of the deceased before they were buried. This coin was believed to be necessary for the soul to be able to cross the river and enter the underworld. Those who did not have an obol were said to be doomed to wander the shores of the River Styx for eternity.
Charon was also associated with the idea of death and the afterlife. In many ancient cultures, he was seen as a grim figure who was feared and respected. He was also associated with the idea of the passage from life to death, and the journey that the soul must take to reach the afterlife.