The surname Stix appears to be derived from the Greek word "Styx," meaning "the hateful," from the verb "stygein," which means "to hate." Styx is the ancient name of the Mavro Nero River, located in Arcadia, Greece, which according to Greek mythology was the route to Hades, the underworld of the dead.
, in the North-West corner of this kingdom, located to the north of present day Portugal.
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