"stretching bare brown arms over the glitter of the infernal stream, the stream of darkness"
Aeneas and Charon (17th century)
Public DomainAeneas and Charon (17th century) - Credit: Wenceslas Hollar

In the Aeneid there is a similar description of Shades in the Underworld who 'stretched their arms out in longing' to Charon as they stood on the shore of the Styx, another river of darkness.

 

 

Charon Carries Souls Across the River Styx (1861)
Public DomainCharon Carries Souls Across the River Styx (1861) - Credit: Alexander Litovchenko