CERBERUSAlso known as KERBEROS
The three-headed demon hell-hound of Hades
Beware of the dog. He guards the entrance to the Greek Underworld and no-one can enter or leave without getting past him. Not that many particularly wish to enter the land of the dead.Another TYPHON and ECHIDNA production (like his brother ORTHRUS), CERBERUS belongs to HADES and has the disposition of a pit-bull rottweiler in a butcher's shop. Eyes: clear, bright and vicious. Tongue: a healthy red and very slobbery. Claws: highly polished. Coat: sleek, glossy and reptilian. Tail: poisoned and barbarous. Teeth: er, let's not go into too much detail here.
Only HERACLES ever managed to take the Hell Hound for walkies. In fact only three other beings who weren't dead managed to get past him at all. PSYCHE charmed him with her beauty and a doggie choc. The SIBYL-OF-CUMAE gave him a cake containing a funny substance, and ORPHEUS lulled him to sleep with his lyre.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KERBEROS
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