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Greek Gods and Goddess: Styx

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Introduction to Styx

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Styx and the myths and legends surrounding Styx, Styx relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Styx

The river Styx was considered to be on the border or boundary between, Earth and hades, and a daughter of Tethys and Oceanus, (Nephthys and Seth in Egyptian myth.) thus, Styx was believed to have magical powers, even making those who bathed in her invincible, as in the story of Achilles, of whom it was said, his mother Thetis, dipped him in the river, except his heel, by which she held him by. Styx was recorded as the wife of Pallas, who was the son of Crius and Eurybia, and brother of Astraeus and Perses. The union of Styx and Pallas brought forth, Fontes and Lacus (fountains and lakes) and Scylla; as such she was a Nereid, Oceanid, thus daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, or Nereus and Doris. Look under Oceanids for more insight.

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