Ferryman of Souls: A Devotional to Charon

Ferryman_of_Souls__A_Cover_for_KindleEdited by Galina Krasskova

Price: $1o.99
Publication Date: 1 October 2014
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1502433404 / 1502433400
Pages: 116 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5″x8″

Charon. He is the ferryman who carries the souls of the dead across the River Styx in the gloomy Greek underworld. Two coins pay his fee, but his work never ceases.

In this collection of essays, fiction, poetry, and prayers, this often-neglected divine being is properly recognized and honored by modern polytheists.

Mysterious and foreboding, Charon nevertheless waits for us all. Paying our respects while still living will put us in good standing when it comes time to cross the river.

It can be purchased in paperback format through Amazon, and through Barnes and Noble. All of the proceeds from Ferryman of Souls – as well as many of the other volumes in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series – will be used to help promote the revival of the worship of the Greek and Egyptian Gods, with a portion of the proceeds given to a worthy charitable organization in their name.  So, not only will you be getting a wonderful book about the modern worship of the Ferryman – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1


“Are You My Parents?”: Charon and the Children of Nyx and Erebos by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus 7

Meeting the Ferryman by Rebecca Buchanan 13

A Meditation on Kharon by Valiel 19

The Ferryman by Fabienne S. Morgana 25

The God at the Gate: Charon in The Lightning Thief by Rebecca Buchanan 35


The Obol Thief by Elizabeth Herndon 43

The Charon Sessions by John Vicary 48


Hymn to Charon by Rebecca Buchanan 55

Prayer for Liberation by S. Reicher 56

Charon by Amberly Mason 57

68 Adorations for Charon by Galina Krasskova 59

A Prayer of Safe Passage for Haiyan’s Dead by Aldrin 62

Poem of Charon by Chris Hubbard 63

A Prospect of Transport by Richard King Perkins II 64

Boon Companion by S. Reicher 65

Charon (from Dante’s Inferno, III, lines 82-99) translated by John Brugaletta 67

Mini Ode to Charon by Changming Yuan 69

Charon by Kamal Sookha 70

Prayer for the Dead of War by Sarenth Odinsson 72

Prayer for the Dead Who Were Starved and Neglected by Sarenth Odinsson 73 Thanksgiving by S. Reicher 74

Prayer for the Dead Who Were Abused by Sarenth Odinsson 75

Prayer for the Dead Whose Deaths Were Unmarked by Sarenth Odinsson 76

Prayer for the Dead Who Committed Suicide by Sarenth Odinsson 77

The Master by Valiel 78

The People Below by Valiel 80

Charon’s Dream by Jennifer Lawrence 81

Can You See Me in the Mists? by Donna Swindells 82

Orphic Hymn to Charon by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus 84

Wading by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus 85

Origin Story: Out of Coin by David A. Moody 89

Chimera by Jon Wesick 91

Postcard to Charon: Breathing in Death Valley by David A. Moody 92

Ferry Tale Endings by Karen Robiscoe 93

Charon’s Duty by S. Darlene Gray 94

Crossing by Raven Kaldera 96

Contributor Biographies 99

About Bibliotheca Alexandrina 106


10 Responses to Ferryman of Souls: A Devotional to Charon

  1. well, am I pleased to find this while surfing Duotrope this morning! Weirdly enough, I don’t have such a fiction, but I see there’s still plenty of time to write one–and write one I will! I simply must, styling myself–as I do–as a Charon with an extra “are”. I look forward to returning!!

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  4. D. Deadhorse says:

    Would you be interested in a fresh translation from the Italian of Dante’s description of Charon’s interchange with the pilgrim Dante and his guide Virgil?

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