ART DEFINITION: My Definition of art:
Art is something that is created as a way to express ones emotions or ideas about something or someone.
Preferably aesthetically pleasing or a show of ones talent and inspires thought.

Charon:
Charon, in Greek mythology, is the ferryman of the dead. The souls of the deceased are brought to him by Hermes, and Charon ferries them across the river Acheron. He only accepts the dead which are buried or burned with the proper rites, and if they pay him an obolus (coin) for their passage. For that reason a corpse had always an obolus 1 placed under the tongue.

Those who cannot afford the passage, or are not admitted by Charon, are doomed to wander on the banks of the Styx for a hundred years. Living persons who wish to go to the underworld need a golden bough obtained from the Cumaean Sibyl. Charon is the son of Erebus and Nyx. He is depicted as an sulky old man, or as a winged demon carrying a double hammer. He is similar to the Etruscan (Charun).

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River Styx:


The myths of the Greek God Hades were few, and his details rather uncontroversial. Alas, the myths of Hades the underworld, were many, and some claim the existence of up to five rivers surrounding Hades.
In the Iliad, the river Styx is the only river of the underworld; in the Odyssey it is coupled with Cocytus and Pyriphlegethon, which flow into the chief river Acheron. The river Lethe made the shades of the underworld forget their former lives.
But the river Styx was always the best known, and the most sacred.
To the Gods, there was no oath more sacred than to swear by the river Styx. Some said the river was so foul that to drink of it brought instant death. Some said it bubbled with fire.

This river Styx served as a crossroads where the world of the living met the world of the dead, and the world of the mortal met the world of the immortal.
Greek Mythology Gods, mortals, and great heroes and villains made their way across the river Styx.
Some crossed the river many times, but for most, it was a one way trip.

**RiVeR-STyX**


Plato: In the "School of Athens"

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Plato is a philosopher and scholar who lived between 427 and 347 BC. Plato was a student of Socrates. He later formed the first known "university" called the Academy. Plato's best known work is The Republic and his best known concept is the Theory of Forms.

The Christian religion bases much of its theology on the influence of Plato's Theory of Forms. Man is believed to be made in God's image. There are many individual men, but they are believed to be universally made in God's form. Plato's deep influence on Christianity is one of the reasons the evolutionary philosopher A.N. Whitehead said "The safest characterization of Western philosophy is that of a series of footnotes to Plato."

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