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Word of the day: psychopomp 2006 Apr 03

Many sets of religious beliefs have a particular spirit, deity, demon or angel whose responsibility is to escort newly-deceased souls to the afterlife, such as Heaven or Hell. These creatures are called psychopomps, from the Greek word psuchopompos, literally meaning the “guide of souls”.

Psychopomp

Joe Crawford blogged this at 8:09am in 2006 in April. The 3rd was a Monday. You are reading this 13 years later. Comment. There are 2 comments Tweet. Send email. It has no hastags.

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here’s a bit of trivia for ya…. I once went to see a psychic & she told me I was one of those WalMart Greeters for the Dead. Apparently I do this while I’m sleeping. That explains why I wake up tired all the time — I’m spending the whole night on another astral plane, escorting people through the appropriate gates.

how’s that for a part-time job?!

If anyone is a long time reader of Stephen King, they will know that he uses this word in a couple of his books, most lately “Cell”. That was the first time I had ever seen the word used (and only time, really).

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