Lay my body rich with coins As my dawn turns to dusk I will depart Bless my soul to be reborn And pray I keep my heart
Charon waits upon his boat To carry me to the Otherside I'll travel The River Styx And marry time, as I am Waiting's bride
Bearded Ferryman of the dead Refuse me not as I pay your debt Tell Hades to lift the gates For fate and I have met
Guide this monstrous beast Along the waters spine As we set off towards Afterlife Where waits the Underworlds divine
Just a short poem about Charon (Kharon) a ferryman of the underworld in Greek mythology who served under Hades. Greek people would bury their dead with one obol, or coin, so they may pay his fee and be able to cross the river. Without the coin the souls could not pass. Some would make it without the coin and others would not.