For years people in the region had not imagined that under the orthodox church was buried a real treasure, the most famous oracle of the ancient world the Necromanteio of the Acheron.

Descent to Hades …

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The oracle of the dead “travels as the river bank and Acherousia lake and visits the Oracle of Acheronta  Mesopotamos  village in the prefecture of Preveza. Nekromandio was the entrance for the souls in hell. It was also the place where the living could communicate with their loved ones, who were the Underworld. In rhapsody of Odyssey  Homer’s Circe in Ulysses reveals how to reach the ADI. This source particularly helped the archaeologists in excavations for the discovery of the Oracle of the Dead of Acheron.

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Chris De Burgh was inspired to write a song called don’t pay the ferryman

The song tells the story of a man who boards a ferryboat and sets off. A storm approaches and the ferryman demands payment from the patron. The song’s narrator warns the passenger not to pay the ferryman until the boat arrives at its destination on the other side.

The repetitive lyrics are believed to have a connection with mythology. The song describes the ferryman as “the hooded old man at the rudder,” and seems to connect to the classic image of the Grim Reaper, a hooded being (usually a skeleton) who leads lost souls to “the other side,” also a lyric in the song. The ferryman demanding his payment is also similar to the Greek ferryman of the dead, Charon. He demanded an obolus (coin) to ferry dead souls across the River Styx. Those who did not pay were doomed to remain as ghosts, remaining on the plane of the mare, the restless dead.

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