09. The Crossing


In Greek mythology, Charon or Kharon (Greek Χάρων) is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. A coin to pay Charon for passage, usually an obolus or danake, was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person.

Some authors say that those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred years. In the Catabasis Mytheme, heroes – such as Heracles, Orpheus, Aeneas, Dante, Dionysus and Psyche – journey to the underworld and return, still alive, conveyed by the boat of Charon.

The boatman was ready and the current was strong
And the river was wide and the journey was long
I touched your lips and you touched my soul
But sometimes a treasure is more than just gold

Bob T and CBATFOW - The Crossing

Don’t even ask me about this one……

The Crossing – Rough Mix (no real drums and lyrics missing mix)

Henry R – bass, banjo, guitars
Bob T – vocal, sounds
Marcus P – guitar, organ
Lars P – drums
Martin S – keys
Susan V – violin, voice
Harry S – high voice

  • 09. The Crossing
  • Winter 2014
  • A 19th-century interpretation of Charon's crossing by Alexander Litovchenko.

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