Charun is an Etruscan god often shown carrying a hammer. Charun is probably related to Charon
, the ferryman of Greek mythology who takes the dead across the River Acheron. Charun torments the dead and guards the Underworld
. In the Christian era, attributes of Charun appeared in depictions of demons. Charun probably served as the model for Renaissance artist Giotto's Satan and Judas.
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