Word of the day: Procrastination edition

psychopomp: a creature, spirit, angel, or deity, found in many religions and cultures, whose responsibility it is to escort newly deceased souls to the afterlife, and sometimes to introduce a newborn’s soul to the world at birth. Examples include Death in Western cultures and popular culture (including the Grim Reaper, Terry Pratchett’s and Marcus Zusak’s benevolent guides, Neil Gaiman’s…interesting portrayal in his Sandman series, and various others), valkyries, Charon in Greek myth, Shinigami in Japanese myth, and, oddly enough, Peter Pan, who is said to guide dead children part of the way toward the afterlife “so that they should not be frightened.”


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