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One who conducts souls to the other world after death, a function ascribed in Greek mythology to Hermes. In analytical psychology, the word used by Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) to describe the role of the anima and animus (3) as go-betweens, linking the ego and the unconscious (2). psychopomps or psychopompoi pl. [From Greek psyche a soul + pompos a guide, from pompein to send or conduct]

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