The Acheron River
The Acheron River is frequently mentioned in Roman/Greek myth and Italian literature as the entrance to the Underworld. In Roman mythology, the Acheron River was used by Charon to ferry the souls of the newly dead into the Underworld. In Greek mythology, Acheron was known as the river of woe, and was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld. In The Divine Comedy by Durante degli Alighieril, the famous Italian poet simply known as Dante describes the Acheron River as the gateway to Hell. One of five known Baphomet Crossings, the Acheron River is located in the Epirus region of northwest Greece, flowing into the Ionian Sea in Ammoudia, near Parga.