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A collaborative project with Tyler Halliwell

The Acheron, river of woe, is the first river reached by the dead on their final journey. Countless souls are whisked across the black depths by Charon, ferryman of Hades. Each soul pays but one coin to cross yet Charonís wealth must equal that of Midas himself.

"In ten thousand streams it gushes with tears and pains. . . the Acheron carries pains for mortals. Licymnius, Fragment 770 (from Porphyry, On the Styx) (trans. Campbell)

"A rock funereal overhangs the slothful shoals of the Acheron, where the waves are sluggish and the dull mere is numbed. This stream Charon tends, clad in foul garb an to the sight abhorrent, and ferries over the quaking shades..." Seneca, Hercules Furens 762 ff

"But sail upon the wind of lamentation, my friends, and about your head row with your hands' rapid stroke in conveyance of the dead, that stroke which always causes the sacred slack-sailed, black-clothed ship to pass over Acheron to the unseen land where Apollo does not walk, the sunless land that receives all men." Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes 854






Charon, the resolute ferryman of Hell. Souls who do not pay his price must wander the Acheron shore for a century. His oars make little sound as they tirelessly cut through the chill waters.

"The ferryman of ghosts, Charon at his oar." Euripides, Alcestis 361

"Sluggish stands the Acheron with black abyss, and, when Thanatos, pale-visaged with greedy teeth, has brought countless tribes to the world of shades, one ferryman transports those many peoples." Seneca, Hercules Furens 554 ff (trans. Miller)


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Comments

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  November 5, 2018
Extraordinary classical creation! Amazingly inventive and eerie. Very well done, indeed.
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  November 5, 2018
Congratulations on MOTD! Itís great to see this magnificent creation again
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  November 5, 2018
Back at it again with another MOTD for this one.
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  July 6, 2016
This terrifies me and I love it
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  July 6, 2016
Love the concept of the build. Very well done!
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  July 6, 2016
Congrats on a well deserved MOTD!
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  July 6, 2016
Congrats on MOTD!
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  July 6, 2016
Yeah man. This deserved to be a MOC of the Day.
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  July 6, 2016
Congrats on MotD!
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  July 6, 2016
Motd, posted still less than a year ago. That's because it is a marvel! Congratz
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  July 6, 2016
Wow, this is an awesome creation and definitely a very well deserved MOTD! Congrats :)
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  July 6, 2016
Amazing Motd!
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  July 6, 2016
Congrats on MOTD!
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  July 6, 2016
Congrats on MOTD, very well deserved!!
  July 6, 2016
Congrats on MOTD!
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  July 6, 2016
Some people just have an irritatingly good imagination
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  July 6, 2016
Wow.
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  December 19, 2015
Brilliant work. Beautifully sculpted.
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  October 29, 2015
Scary, wonderful stuff! Amazing, as if there were no bricks. ~Cheers
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  October 28, 2015
I was thinking while gazing apon the dim buildings atop the head of Charon, "This is a very grim creation for such a colorful toy!". I do like the speech at the bottom. I am always very intrigued by paragraphs of Mythology and other types of things like that. Very excellent job on the Charon and the detail of the head and teeth. If I built something like that it would be the end of the world as we know it. I'm not that good, and I don't have alot of legos of the same color. Great job! I viewed Tyler Halliwell's contributions to this series as well, and I was rather impressed. You both keep at it!
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  October 27, 2015
All your creations make me speechless, cause from a toy for kids you make something so different and so badassÖ. I'm a total fan !!
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  October 26, 2015
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  October 26, 2015
That is amazing! But, uh, is there any way to circumvent seeing those guys? They look pretty darned spooky. But, again, fantastic, top-notch work, for sure.
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  October 25, 2015
Superb. It'll probably give me nightmares, but I could look at it for a long time.
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  October 23, 2015
This is one of the most badass LEGO builds ever! Super steampunk effects.
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  October 22, 2015
This is incredible! Just a thought: why is the city on the head of the large figure not right side up? I keep comparing it to the dark city "flowing" out of the mouth, and wondering how it would look.
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  October 21, 2015
Quoting El Barto ! Great design and execution on this collaborative series! You and Tyler are an impressive team. Blogged on Bricknerd: http://bricknerd.com/home/rivers-of-hell-18-2015
Thank you!
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  October 20, 2015
Great design and execution on this collaborative series! You and Tyler are an impressive team. Blogged on Bricknerd: http://bricknerd.com/home/rivers-of-hell-18-2015
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  October 20, 2015
Great work! I like the shaping involved in the boat/hand, really looks like one being.
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  October 20, 2015
My favorite detail would be that double eye. I also love your vision of the boat. Holy moly, that's amazing!
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  October 20, 2015
Stunning work, in more ways than one!
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  October 19, 2015
Spine-tingling!
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  October 19, 2015
Positively stunning work! I'm really looking foward to seeing the whole collab together.
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  October 19, 2015
This is awesome. I really want to try a bust sometime, but I doubt I'll ever make something as artistic as this.
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  October 19, 2015
Demonstration to the artistic heights lego can reach. Great build!
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  October 19, 2015
Forget one of the creepiest builds, this is hands down one of the best builds!
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  October 19, 2015
Easily one of the creepiest builds on MOCpages. Great techniques used throughout too. 5 stars
 
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