On the Banks of Acheron

Jan Maliqu and The Storyteller in the footsteps of Odysseus

Strange Goings On In The Shed

souls-on-the-banks-of-the-acheron “Souls on the Banks of the Acheron”, by Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl. 1898, Wikipedia 

Acheron, Greek god of the underworld river, so called the River of Pain. One may remark upon its terrible connotations. A strange opening to a post I admit, but this odyssey is taking me to strange places. On this occasion I’m accompanied by The Storyteller, seeker of another psychopomp, Anubis.

As for me, Hermes has left a tantalising trail into lower realms. It seems our destiny is ever unfolding, fated to pursue self-knowledge amongst the sacred and forbidden places of the dead. We speak of things metaphorical of course. Is that what you want to hear dear reader? She who is The Storyteller gives me a wry smile and pretends to examine her hands. A silver bracelet serpentine in shape encircles her right wrist.

A snake? Well, well. A bringer of gnosis and awakener of divine fire…

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