Many of the particular rivers all over the world have had tales and mythology centered on them, however the world’s mythology additionally accommodates rivers that don't exist on Earth.
Ancient Greek mythology accommodates ﬁve of these rivers. They are Acheron, the river of woe; Cocytus, the river of lamentation; Lethe, the river of forgetfulness; Phlegethon, the river of ﬁre; and Styx, the river of hate. All ﬁve had been thought to have been linked to the passage of the soul to the afterworld.
Acheron was the river over which Charon ferried the useless to Hades. It was known as the river of woe, as a result of it was at this level that the useless had been misplaced to the residing.
Lethe was the river of forgetfulness or oblivion. The shades of the useless drank from this river in order that they may neglect about their previous lives on Earth.
Phlegethon was the river of ﬁre that burned however didn't eat.
The most well-known of these unearthly rivers is the river Styx. It wound across the underworld of Hades 9 occasions, separating the world of the residing from that of the useless. The Greek gods swore by this river when making vows. Should a god break a vow sworn on the river Styx, that god could be pressured to drink from its waters and would grow to be mute for 9 years