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- n. One who guides the souls of the dead to the afterlife.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leader or guide of souls .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A guide or conductor of spirits or souls to the other world: a special title of Hermes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a conductor of souls to the afterworld
The psychopomp is a mediator between the unconscious and conscious realms.
We have seen that the original werewolf, howling in the wintry blast, is a kind of psychopomp, or leader of departed souls; he is the wild ancestor of the death-dog, whose voice under the window of a sick-chamber is even now a sound of ill-omen.
Death is sometimes portrayed in fiction and occultism as angel of death (note that the name "Azrael" does not appear in any versions of either the psychopomp is a spirit, deity, or other being whose task is to conduct the souls of the recently dead into the afterlife.
As psychopomp is a critical role of my personal and professional shamanic path, I'm often approached by those who want me to communicate with deceased loved ones.
Depp (although I continue to love him unreservedly) was the weakest of them: Jack Sparrow as psychopomp.
If you were to speak to a Jungian psychologist, a psychopomp would be described as the mediator between the conscious and unconscious minds.
Hermes is the traveller who moves between worlds and was also thought of as a psychopomp.
A psychopomp is actually a "conductor of souls" - gods who lead human souls through the after-world.
Turms is mentioned as a psychopomp, but otherwise I could not find any Charun related texts*.
Maybe he's dead, this is his personal Hell and she's some sort of psychopomp leading him a merry dance through it.