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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (JLU): This Little Piggy
Voiced By: Not Applicable
The River Styx is named after the goddess Styx who came to the aid of Zeus once. Her name was then declared to be a binding oath between gods, as a result. One of the seven rivers between Earth and the Underworld was also named Styx and is said to circle the Underworld nine times to account for the nine circles of hell. The ferryman Charon escorts the souls of the dead and prisoners across the River Styx in exchange for payment. It is also believed that if one wades in the river, they will become immortal.
When Zatanna's locator spell failed to find Circe, Batman decided it was best to gather information from a former cellmate of Circe, Medusa. Justitia arranged for the duo to question Medusa, who was still serving her sentence. They meant at some point along the River Styx. After Medusa revealed what she knew, Justitia subtracted some time off her sentence and CHaron escorted her back to the Underworld after being paid by Batman.