River of Acheron-Charon

The River Acheron was the first of the three infernal rivers in Hell. The others are the Styx and the Phlegethon. All three eventually descended through all of Hell and pooled into the Ninth Circle where they froze and formed Lake Cocytus.


The Acheron was a very large and wide river that circled around the vestibule of Hell. On the other side of Acheron, Limbo and the court of King Minos laid. Charon ferried the shades of the Damned across the Acheron. A dreary fog hung over the water and the lightning strikes lit the sky up above it. On it's shores are those who lived with neither infamy or praise and they are denied entry into the Inferno or Paradise.


See Charon for more details.