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Cerberus

(sûr`bərəs), in Greek mythology, many-headed dog with a mane and a tail of snakes; offspring of Typhon and Echidna. He guarded the entrance of Hades. One of the 12 labors of Hercules was to capture him.

Cerberus

 

a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae. The body measures up to 1.3 m in length. The tail is slightly compressed laterally. The upper parts are light gray with indistinct black spots or transverse stripes and the underparts are light yellow with dark markings. There are three species, found in Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and northern Australia.

The best-known species, C. rhynchops, inhabits the mouths of rivers and brackish and freshwater lagoons and feeds on fish. The females bear from eight to 26 young, which measure 18–20 mm in length.

Cerberus

three-headed beast guarding gates of hell. [Classical Myth.: Zimmerman, 55–56]
See: Dogs

Cerberus

three-headed dog, guards gate to Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 55]

Cerberus

three-headed watchdog of Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 270]

Cerberus

Greek myth a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance to Hades
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