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Heracles, wearin his characteristic lion-skin, club in richt haund, leash in left, presentin a three-heidit Cerberus, snakes coilin frae his snoots, necks an front paws, tae a frichtened Eurystheus hidin in a giant pot. Caeretan hydria (c. 530 BC) frae Caere (Louvre E701).[1]

In Greek meethology, Cerberus (Greek: Κέρβερος Kerberos [ˈkerberos]), eften cried the "hoond o Hades", is a monstrous multi-heidit dug, wha guards the gates o the unnerwarld, preventin the dead frae leavin.

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  1. LIMC Herakles 2616 Archived 2017-07-10 at the Wayback Machine (Smallwood, pp. 92, 98); Ogden 2013b, p. 63; Ogden 2013a, p. 105; Gantz, p. 22; Perseus Louvre E 701 (Vase).