The ferryman of Hades. Who carries souls of the newly decreased across the river Styx and Acheson that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. He carries the soul of the dead to the underworld where Hades is. You have to give Charon a coin it's either an obolus or danake it was either in the mouth or on the body of the dead person. Charon's obol - a coin placed in the mouth of the dead. People who are unable to pay the fee are doomed to wander the shores of the river for 100 years.