In mythology, a deity or being who escorted the souls of the dead to their just afterlife. In Greek mythology Hermes had this role. Contemporarily this word has been brought back into use to describe the workers at hospices.

Psy"cho*pomp (?), n. [Gr. ; the soul + to send: cf. F. psychopompe.] Myth.

A leader or guide of souls .

J. Fiske.

 

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