Boatmen getting ready for the morning at the Ghats in Varanasi. The Boatman and his Boat Has Been a significant and interesting subject of myths. In Greek mythology, Charon or Kharon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron That divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. The ancient Egyptian myths of boatmen ferrying both - the living and the dead in the Nile is well Documented. There is Noah and his Arc in the Old Testament, not to forget the Boatmen in the Sea of Galilee who were associated with one of the first miracles of Jesus .... Here, one can not imagine Banaras now: Boats in the Ganges .. .. Its metaphoric overtones are a strong part of the vibrant canvas that is inseparably interwoven with this ancient City.