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Achilles Kills Trojan Prisoner Before Charun Armed With a Hammer.

Achilles Kills Trojan Prisoner Before Charun Armed With a Hammer. Side A from an Etruscan red-figure calyx-crater, end of the 4th century B.C.

PD Bibi Saint-Pol. Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Definition: 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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