cerberus the hellhound greek mythology

Cerberus: Watchdog to the Gates of the Underworld

Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog of the Underworld, is a fascinating creature with interesting mythology behind him. This post will explore some of the most famous Cerberus stories and learn more about this imposing creature.

What is Cerberus in Greek Mythology?

Mythical creatures from Greek mythology include various animals, and Cerberus is one of the most well-known. Wild dogs were revered and feared by the Greeks, which explains why this mythological dog Cerberus. It also demonstrates their regard for dogs’ capacity to serve as watchdogs. The mythical dog protected the entrance to Hades, also known as The Underworld in Greek mythology. The only people permitted entry were the spirits of the dead, and none were allowed to leave the Underworld.

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