Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Myths and Legends: Charon

Charon. To find out more about Charon, the boatman of the underworld, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

The image is a close-up of Michelangelo's depiction of Charon, the boatmen who ferries the souls across the river Styx and into the realm of Hades. The detail is found in the lower-right section of Michelangelo's fresco of the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel:

Here is the close-up of Charon; you can also find more myths and legends for the week of October 7 - 13 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths & Legends Widget Reference Page.