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STYX the Clan
 
 

STYX the Clan was founded at the beginning of March 2007. We take our name from various meanings. However its also pretty close to our leaders name STYGGESTYGGE which is where the name originally came from.

STYX the clan are a Nice Bunch of players of CIV and most have been playing CIV mp since November 2006 on CIV4 and a few have tasted the CIV online experiance before then with C3C and PTW.
Unlike others, winning at all costs is not the foundation of this clan.


One of the main rules in Joining
STYX is to Obey all the Ladder Rules and respect all other ladder players Both new and old alike. If playing with equal minded dedicated players interest you, and who support and educate each other in the game of Conquests, while having fun in the process        THEN

 
CROSS THE RIVER



If you know of any
STYX player on our official ROSTER who has been acting in an unsportsman Like manner either in a game or in the lobby Please let our Great leader StyggeStygge at styggestygge@hotmail.com or contact here in this page and we will take any appropriate Action.

 

Styx mythology
 

In Greek mythology, Styx(Στυξ) is a river which formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld, Hades. It circles Hades nine times. The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron and Cocytus all converge at the center of Hades on a great marsh. The other important rivers of Hades are Lethe and Eridanos.

Styx is guarded by Phlegyas, who passes the souls from one side to another of the river. In other versions, Phlegyas guards Phlegethon, another of the main rivers of Hades.

The gods respected the
Styx and swore binding oaths by it. Zeus swore to give Semele whatever she wanted and was then obliged to follow through, resulting in her death. Helios similarly promised Phaëton whatever he desired, also resulting in his death. Gods that did not follow through on such an oath had to drink from the river, causing them to lose their voices for nine years.

According to some versions,
Styx had miraculous powers and could make someone immortal. Achilles may have been dipped in it in his childhood, acquiring invulnerability, with exception of his heel, which was held by his mother in order to submerge him. His exposed heel thus became known as Achilles' heel, a metaphor for a weak spot in modern meaning.

Styx was primarily a feature in the afterworld of Greek mythology, but has been described as a feature present in the hell of Christianity as well, notably in The Divine Comedy. The ferryman Charon is in modern times commonly believed to have transported the souls of the newly dead across this river into the underworld, though in the original Greek and Roman sources, as well as in Dante, it was the river Acheron that Charon plied. Dante put Phlegyas over the Styx and made it the fifth circle of Hell, where the wrathful and sullen are punished by being drowned in the muddy waters for eternity.

In ancient times the
Styx was said to be the river that marked the boundary between Ukraine and Russia[citation needed], near the Ukrainian town of Kerch. Ukraine was on the side representing life, Russia on the side representing death.

"That cold water [of the River Styx] that drizzles down from a steep sky-climbing cliffside, and it is one horn of the Okeanos stream, and travels off that holy river a great course through night's blackness under the wide-wayed earth and this water is a tenth part of all, for in nine loops of silver-swirling waters, around the earth and the sea's wide ridges he tumbles into salt water, but this stream, greatly vexing the gods, runs off the precipice ... the imperishable, primevil water of Styx; and it jets down through jagged country [Hesiod may also be describing the Arkadian stream]." - Hesiod, Theogony 775

"Titaressos, who into Peneios [in northern Thessalia] casts his bright current: yet he is not mixed with the silver whirls of Peneios but like oil is floated along the surface above him: since he is broken from the water of
Styx, the fearful oath-river." - Homer, Iliad 2.751

"[Athena to Zeus:] Never would he [Herakles] have got clear of the steep-dripping Stygian waters [on his journey to the Underworld]." - Homer, Iliad 8.368

"[Kirke to Odysseus:] 'Beach the vessel beside deep-eddying Okeanos and pass on foot to the dank domains of Haides. At the entrance there, the stream of Akheron is joined by the waters of Pyriphlegethon and a branch of
Styx, Kokytos." - Homer, Odyssey 10.513

"There are four principal ones [rivers of the world], of which the greatest and outermost is that called Okeanos ... The fourth river goes out on the opposite side, and falls first of all into a wild and savage region, which is all of a dark-blue color, like lapis lazuli; and this is that river which is called the Stygion River, and falls into and forms the Lake Styx, and after falling into the lake and receiving strange powers in the waters, passes under the earth, winding round in the opposite direction to Pyriphlegethon, and meeting in Lake Akherousoa from the opposite side. And the water of this river too mingles with no other, but flows round in a circle and falls into Tartaros over against Pyriphlegethon, and the name of this river, as the poet says, is Kokytos." - Plato, Phaedo 112E

"In earlier times
Rhodes was called ... Telkhinis, after the Telkhines, who took up their abode in the island. Some say that the Telkhines are 'maligners' and 'sorcerers,' who pour the water of the Styx mixed with sulphur upon animals and plants in order to destroy them." - Strabo, Geography 14.2.7

"[Mania goddess of madness] passed thence swiftly to the rock-walled river
Styx where dwell the winged Erinnyes, they which still visit with torments overweening men." - Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 5.520

"He [Homer] also makes it [the River Styx] run in Haides: .. 'He [Herakles] was sent to Hades the gate keeper to fetch horrible Hades' watchdog from Erebos, he never should have escaped the steep streams of the Stygian river." - Pausanias, Guide to
Greece 8.17.6-8

"Then still, received into the realms Inferna (Underwolrd), he [Narkissos who wasted away having fallen in love with his own reflection] gazed upon himself in Stygia’s pool." - Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.504

"There is a dropping path in twilight gloom of deadly yews; it leads through silent slopes down to the Infernae (Underworld), where sluggish
Styx exhales her misty vapours. By that path new Umbrae (Ghosts), the duly buried dead, descend." - Ovid, Metamorphoses 4.433

"He [the bard Orpheus] longed, he begged, in vain to be allowed to cross the stream of Styx a second time [to bring back his beloved Eurydike]. The ferryman [Kharon] repulsed him. Even so for seven days he sat upon the bank, unkempt and fasting, anguish, grief and tears his nourishment, and cursed Erebus’ cruelty." - Ovid, Metamorphoses 10.72

 
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