Psychopomp <’sai-koh-pomp> (n) - A person or entity who guides the souls of the deceased to the afterlife - not casting judgement but simply seeing to their safe arrival. In Jungian psychology, it is the mediator between the conscious and the unconscious.
Psychopomp is derived from the Greek psychopompos, meaning guide of souls. The prefix psycho- is the combining form of psyche, meaning breath, spirit, soul, or mind. Pomp comes from pompe, meaning a sending.
“Thomas, who had expected the grisly reaper, was baffled to discover that his psychopomp would instead be a large wisecracking octopus.”