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Charon's Obol TeeCharon's Obol Tee
Charon's Obol Tee

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This Greek mythology-inspired t-shirt is a beautiful reminder that kindness and love are so much more important than money or wealth. The legacy we leave behind is the goodness we’ve contributed to the world—not the money we’ve made.

In Ancient Greek culture, the dead were buried with a single coin (an obol) on or between their lips. The newly deceased soul would give this obol to Charon, the boatman of the Underworld, as payment for bringing their soul across the river Acheron/Styx. Only one coin was required to make it to the Underworld (without it, you were doomed to roam the riverbank forever).

Once in the Underworld, your fate was determined. Whether you went to the Elysian Fields (a place similar to our modern-day idea of heaven) or one of the circles of hell had nothing to do with your money or significance. It had all to do with your behavior and character in life.

Charon's obol symbolized for the Greeks the idea that still permeates our society today. You can’t take money with you into the next life, but you do take your soul with you. Like Bob Dylan sang, “All the money you made will never buy back your soul.”

This simple and sophisticated shirt is an uplifting reminder that success in life is measured in empathy, compassion, and love. What a beautiful way to live. (Plus, this shirt is made with 100% cotton and water-based, vegan inks, further promoting his idea of consideration for others.)

Product Details

  • Classic tee with a flattering fit, perfect for everyday wear (can even be dressed up by rolling the sleeves and tucking in) 
  • Fits true to size with a slim cut (size up if you like a baggier look and feel)
  • Medium to light weight, perfect to keep you cool on hot days or layer with sweaters and jackets on cooler ones
  • Standard length for both men and women
  • Pre-shrunk fabric, so you don't have to worry about wearing and washing (as long as you follow the care instructions)


  • This classic-cut tee fits mostly true to size. For a slightly looser and cozier tee, size up.
  • This is a standard length tee. It may not fit some taller folks. Check your measurements below to make sure.
  • Check out our size guide for more info on how our clothes fit and feel.


  • Remove sticker barcode before washing
  • Please wash before wearing (for the first wash, we recommend to wash by itself to prevent bleeding or fuzzies)
  • Machine wash cold or warm (max 40 C) inside out, with like colors
  • Tumble dry low heat or lay to air dry
  • Do not iron any graphics, but you can use medium iron for non-graphic part of shirt 
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not bleach!
  • Please follow care instructions on the tag of your product, as each product and design may have its own care requirements. 


Please expect your order in 2 to 4 weeks, based on your location and current COVID-19 safety guidelines. All of our products are made on-demand to reduce textile waste and minimize the impact on the environment. This means printing and production starts once you make an order. Fulfillment can take about 2 to 7 days plus your shipping time. (Note that express and overnight shipping will speed up shipping times but not fulfillment times).

We're working with partners to get out orders as quickly as possible. We work with several partners across the globe to produce and ship locally in an effort to cut down on waste and shipping times.

Thank you for being an eco-warrior with us!

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