A leader or guide of souls .
a conductor of souls to the afterworld; "Hermes was their psychopomp"
a spirit or deity whose task is to conduct the souls of the recently dead into the afterlife
(Greek, pompos, companion, escort, messenger) In mythology, a guide who conducts departed souls to the underworld; in psychology, the "soul guide".
Many religious belief systems have a particular spirit, deity, demon or angel whose responsibility is to escort newly-deceased souls to the afterlife, such as Heaven or Hell. These creatures are called psychopomps, from the Greek word ÏˆÏ…Ï‡Î¿Ï€Î¿Î¼Ï€Ã³Ï‚ (psychopompos), literally meaning the "guide of souls". They were often associated with horses, whippoorwills, ravens, dogs, crows, owls, sparrows, harts, and dolphins.