Anybody well-versed in ancient mythology? I have one question: What happens to your soul (in Greek and Roman mythology) when you die at sea and your body isn’t recovered for a proper burial?
I’m writing a midterm paper on Milton’s Lycidas, which is a pastoral elegy mourning the death of his friend who drowned at sea, but I can’t find a damn thing via Google about what ancient mythology has to say about drowning. I’ve found examples of people who drowned - Aegeas, Icarus, Hero and Leander - but nothing about what happens to their souls afterwards.
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