stygiophobia

stygiophobia2016-11-16T15:32:30+00:00

stygiophobia

stygiophobia image from New Medical Terms

Greeks of yore crossing the River Styx

PSYCHOLOGY

Definition Morbid fear of hell or the afterlife.

Comment Stygiophobia got 131 hits on 30.08.2016 (hadephobia got 260) and derives from the River Styx of Greek mythology over which souls were carried into the underworld. Neither appears to be in wide use in the working medical parlance.

Synonyms Hadephobia, stigiophobia

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stygiophobia

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