The Ferryman stands silently in the darkness for the next soul to pay his toll.
KHARON (or Charon) was the ferryman of the dead, an underworld spirit in the service of King Haides. He received the shades of the dead from Hermes, who gathered them from the upper world and guided them to the shores of the Akherousian mere. From there Kharon transported them in his skiff to a final resting place in Hades, the land of the dead, on the other side.
The fee for his service was a single coin which was placed in the mouth of the corpse at burial. Those who had not received due burial and were unable to pay his fee, would be left to wander the earth, haunting the upper world as ghosts.
Art created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 18-105 vr
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A black hooded cloak
4 x Manfrotto LED lighting panels
A really cool knarly twisted staff
Plenty of patience !