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Cerberus

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Maddy Shepherd

on 15 November 2013

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Transcript of Cerberus

Cerberus Is Known For...
Killing his victims gruesomely if they try to cross the river of Styx. Since Cerberus only craves live meat, this is quiet appetizing to him.
Who is Cerberus?
Cerberus was a vicious beast that guarded the entrance to Hades and kept the living from entering the world of the dead. According to Apollodorus, Cerberus was a strange mixture of creatures: he had three heads of wild dogs, a dragon or serpent for a tail, and heads of snakes all over his back. Hesiod, though, says that Cerberus had fifty heads and devoured raw flesh.
Cerberus
Cerberus The Abuser,

He dips in and out of the flames,
Tempting the fires of fate.
He flies by many names.
And his sight engenders hate.

He feeds upon the spellbound,
Drawn to the lights of the fire.
Called by the name of hellhound
The fate of his passion is dire.

He’s there and gone in a flash,
With eyes and teeth that pierce.
You’d be better under the lash,
Than to tangle with one so fierce.

Cerberus
Cerberus is in Greek and Roman mythology, is a multi-headed ( three-headed) dog, or "hellhound" which guards the gates of the Underworld, to prevent those who have crossed the river Styx from ever escaping. Cerberus is featured in many works of ancient Greek and Roman literature and in both ancient and modern art and architecture.
His Family
His father was the snake-bodied Typhaon, and his mother was Chimaera. And according to Greek Mythology , Cerberus was also associated with Hydra and Sphinx. His brothers are The Nemean Lion and Orthrus (double headed dog).

Pride Once Lost
Cerberus lost his pride by none other then the heroic Hercules. Hercules ventured into the underworld and was soon attacked by Cerberus, who fiercely bit him, but that did not stop him. Hercules wrestled Cerberus into submission, he did not cause any physical harm, except to wound his pride.
A meaning to the myth
It is said that Cerberus had two children , who never left their father's side. And that the author drew them so that they were extra heads. Therefor making him have three heads instead of one.
Unloved
They say that one of the reasons Cerberus is so violent is because no one showed him any attention. Therefor making him ultimate fighter because he felt no need to feel bad for anyone, becaus eno one had shown him any simpathy.
Defeated?
No one knows if Cerberus was ever defeated, so i guess for now, his legend will live on to entertain those who are willing to learn about the myths of Greek and Roman literature.
Cerberus
Dear Cerberus,
Don't bark up the wrong tree
-Hercules
Cerberus,
There has been a vote and we have concluded that you are the most violent! Enjoy your summer.
Cerberus would be known for this cause he is truly very violent.
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