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Dogs in Mythology: Cerberus

What's Your Mutt DNA An etching of Hercules and Cerberus: Hercules grasps the collar of Cerberus, two demons appear at left, from the series 'The Labors of Hercules' from 6008

In Greek mythology, Cerberus was a multiple-headed dog that guarded the gates of the Underworld, the kingdom of Hades. This terrifying beast prevented the deceased from leaving as well as the living from entering. Cerberus was said to have been born from the beasts Echidna and Typhon, with multiple dog heads, snake heads growing from…

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