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Mythology & Beliefs: Phlegethon
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Phlegethon was one of several Rivers of Underworld.

Phlegethon in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (Φλεγέθων), i. e. the flaming, a river in the lower world, is described as a son of Cocytus; butheis more commonly called Pyriphlegethon. (Verg. A. 6.265, 550; Stat. Tolwb. 4.522.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Phlegethon in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, the river Phlegethon (English translation: "flaming") or Pyriphlegethon (English translation: "fire- flaming") was one of the five rivers in the infernal regions of the underworld, along with the rivers Styx, Lethe, Cocytus, and Acheron. Plato describes it as "a stream of fire, which coils round the earth and flows into the depths of Tartarus."[1] It was parallel to the river Styx. It is said that the goddess Styx was in love with Phlegethon, but she was consumed by his flames and sent to Hades. Eventually when Hades allowed her river to flow through, they reunited...

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