During the war between the Titans and the Olympians, Styx sided with Zeus. The Olympians were victorious. As a reward for her loyalty, Zeus issued an order that every oath must be sworn upon the name of Styx.
Styx was married to another Titan Pallus. They had four children named Zelus, Nike, Kratos, and Bia. Styx is best known for the river Styx. She was goddess of the river which was the boundary between Earth and the Underworld, also known as Hades. Charon was the ferryman who transported newly deceased souls across the river.
There was a belief that Styx had powers to make someone invincible. These powers were also held by stepping in the river Styx. This lead to the story of Achilles being dipped in the river Styx. His mother held him by one heel. Thus his heel was the only place where he could be killed. He was killed by an arrow shot by Paris in the Trojan War that landed in his heel.
The name Styx lives on today as the name of one of Pluto’s moons. Her daughter Nike, the goddess of victory, is famous around the world as the name of a world famous brand of shoes.
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