Lethe and the River of Forgetting
In early Greek myth, Lethe was one of five rivers that flowed through the subterranean Kingdom of Hades. Souls who passed into Hades had need to forget the suffering they had endured, or perhaps, the torment they had inflicted. So, if a soul were ever to achieve peace and reincarnate, that soul could drink from Lethe, the River of Forgetting and be cleansed of memory.
Check out "Lethe and the River of Forgetting" now and during the VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour at Gather Vashon Gallery, 17600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070.