[kair-uhn, kar-]
Charon, in astronomy, the natural satellite, or moon, of Pluto.
Charon, in Greek mythology: see Hades.

In Greek mythology, the son of Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx (Night), whose duty it was to ferry the souls of the dead across the Rivers Styx and Acheron, his payment being the coin placed in the mouth of the corpse before burial. He continues in modern Greek folklore as Charos, or Charontas, the angel of death.

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