Name: Cerberus, Kerberos

Features: Three headed canine with a mane of serpents

Source: Greek Mythology

Habitat: Gates of Hades

Cerberus was a three headed dog, with a mane of many slithering snakes and a serpent's or spiked dragon’s tail.

His purpose was to guard the gates of Hades and prevent who ever crossed the river Styx from ever escaping.

His heads were said to see and represent the past, present and future or symbolize birth, youth and old age.

This canine only had an undying appetite for living flesh, so the spirits of the dead could freely enter Hades but they could never leave.

This monstrous beast had killer breath that was on its own, capable of overcoming anything or anyone.

Its ear splitting howls echoed all over Hades day after day and night after night.

Venomous saliva constantly poured from its many mouths and its numerous razor sharp teeth were always capable and ready to tear and shred whatever came too close.

The famous, superhuman Hercules is said to have killed this beast with nothing but his bare hands.

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