"Sudden darkness, from the waters of Lethe."

 

 

 

 

In greek Mythology, The Lethe is one of the five rivers in Hades (the underworld). According to legend, all those who drank from its waters would forget their past life completely.

In the painting on the right, the ferryman, Charon, is shown transporting passengers from earth into the underworld. While, in modern days, this it is thought of as the River Styx, the original Greek refers to Charon and the River Acheron.