Lethe

In Greek mythology, Lethe (Λήθη, Lēthē; Classical Greek, modern Greek: ) was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.

In Classical Greek, the word Lethe literally means "oblivion", "forgetfulness", or "concealment". It is related to the Greek word for "truth", aletheia (ἀλήθεια), meaning "un-forgetfulness" or "un-concealment".

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    And when all bodies meet
    In Lethe to be drowned,
    Then only numbers sweet
    With endless life are crowned.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)