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After crossing the river Styx, you’ll pay Charon, the ferryman, with the coin you hid under your tongue. You pass the gates of the underworld, patted Cerberus on his massive head (you always had a way with dogs), and now you face the choice between Tartarus on the left and the Elysian Fields on the right.

Moses' Doors, oil on canvas, Michael Chambers

View the Doors of Paradise.