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Styx was the name of the underground river that separated Earth from the Underworld, but was also the name of the goddess who personified it. Meaning “spite”, the goddess was the personification of hate itself. The daughter of titans Oceanus and Tethys, she was one of the four underworld rivers. For providing aid to Zeus during the coup of the Titanomachy, she was given the mantle as the goddess of oaths. Those who could bear the pain that came under the river would become reborn and invulnerable as was the case of famous heroes such as Achilles. To go against an oath sworn upon the river Styx meant suffering the cruel consequences of the punishment and pain that flowed through the river itself.